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Cheng Hsing Yao on Constitution and Penal Code Amendment Bills relating to Section 377A

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Repealing Section 377A will bring the law in line with current social mores, said NMP Cheng Hsing Yao. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28), he said it is an important step towards respecting and acknowledging gay Singaporeans as an integral part of society. He stressed the need to ensure that public policies that affect gay Singaporeans in their everyday lives do not result in any form of stigmatisation. He said amending some public policies to fairly include gay Singaporeans does not equate to an erosion of the family as the building block of society. He said it may be pragmatic for the Government to always adopt an adaptive stance towards public policies to include support and respect for gay Singaporeans. Mr Cheng also expressed hope that the debate on Section 377A will continue to be balanced. He urged Singaporeans to respect and engage with fellow citizens who hold different views.

Repealing Section 377A will bring the law in line with current social mores, said NMP Cheng Hsing Yao. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28), he said it is an important step towards respecting and acknowledging gay Singaporeans as an integral part of society. He stressed the need to ensure that public policies that affect gay Singaporeans in their everyday lives do not result in any form of stigmatisation. He said amending some public policies to fairly include gay Singaporeans does not equate to an erosion of the family as the building block of society. He said it may be pragmatic for the Government to always adopt an adaptive stance towards public policies to include support and respect for gay Singaporeans. Mr Cheng also expressed hope that the debate on Section 377A will continue to be balanced. He urged Singaporeans to respect and engage with fellow citizens who hold different views.

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