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Henry Kwek on Constitution and Penal Code Amendment Bills relating to Section 377A

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Society’s views on Section 377A have evolved and this can be partly attributed to today’s youths, said MP Henry Kwek. He chose to highlight young people’s views on the issue in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28). Mr Kwek said many youths feel that the law is innately discriminatory even if it is not enforced, and this is not just due to an influx of “woke culture” but because Singapore has been building a kinder society, with justice and empathy being taught in schools. At the same time, he said youths continue to uphold the sensibilities of a traditional society because most have grown up with loving families as well as an understanding of Singapore’s family-centric policies and consensus-building efforts. Mr Kwek said it is important to ensure that schools remain neutral on the issue and effectively support both youths who are gay and worry that they will be ostracised, and those who fear being cancelled for voicing traditional family values.

Society’s views on Section 377A have evolved and this can be partly attributed to today’s youths, said MP Henry Kwek. He chose to highlight young people’s views on the issue in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28). Mr Kwek said many youths feel that the law is innately discriminatory even if it is not enforced, and this is not just due to an influx of “woke culture” but because Singapore has been building a kinder society, with justice and empathy being taught in schools. At the same time, he said youths continue to uphold the sensibilities of a traditional society because most have grown up with loving families as well as an understanding of Singapore’s family-centric policies and consensus-building efforts. Mr Kwek said it is important to ensure that schools remain neutral on the issue and effectively support both youths who are gay and worry that they will be ostracised, and those who fear being cancelled for voicing traditional family values.

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