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Sun Xueling on Constitution and Penal Code Amendment Bills relating to Section 377A

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The Constitution and Penal Code Amendment Bills allow Singapore to repeal Section 377A in a careful and considered way, said Minister of State for Home Affairs and Social and Family Development Sun Xueling. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28), she said the two Bills have been drafted with great care and aim to address the concerns of various groups and parties. Though the Bills are voted on separately, they should be seen holistically because this is "not a zero-sum game", where one side wins and the other side loses, she said. In the spirit of how the two Bills are drafted, she hopes that Singaporeans, with all their varied views on the issue, can be united in the desire to find common ground so that they can move forward together. "Let us be united in wanting Singapore to be a home for all, a tolerant and inclusive society where all Singaporeans feel a sense of dignity and have collective confidence in our future," she said.   

The Constitution and Penal Code Amendment Bills allow Singapore to repeal Section 377A in a careful and considered way, said Minister of State for Home Affairs and Social and Family Development Sun Xueling. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28), she said the two Bills have been drafted with great care and aim to address the concerns of various groups and parties. Though the Bills are voted on separately, they should be seen holistically because this is "not a zero-sum game", where one side wins and the other side loses, she said. In the spirit of how the two Bills are drafted, she hopes that Singaporeans, with all their varied views on the issue, can be united in the desire to find common ground so that they can move forward together. "Let us be united in wanting Singapore to be a home for all, a tolerant and inclusive society where all Singaporeans feel a sense of dignity and have collective confidence in our future," she said.   

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