“We, the residents of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united country, irrespective of competition, language or faith, to construct a society that is democratic according to justice and equality, to be able to attain delight, success, and progress for our country” — Singapore’s pledge.
Presently, same-sex wedding is unlawful in Singapore. Section 377A of this Penal Code, which goes back to whenever Singapore ended up being a colony that is british also states that “any male one who, in public places or private, commits, or abets the payment of, or procures or tries to procure the payment by any male individual of, any work of gross indecency with another male individual, will probably be penalized with imprisonment for a term which might expand to two years. ” What the law states infringes on our right that is human to easily, to love without bounds.
In past times two years, as understanding for the LGBT community has increased, increasingly more countries have actually legalised marriage that is same-sex such as for instance Netherlands, USA, Australia, France, Germany, UK, Brazil, Southern Africa, Taiwan, (and much more recently, our close neighbour Asia repealed Section 377A – Sept 2018) among others.
As being a modern country where equality and harmony will be the foundation of our culture, i really believe it is time Singapore joined up with the above-mentioned nations in legalising same-sex wedding.
PM Lee has formerly stated although it is gradually changing that he does not think Singapore is ready for same-sex marriage because the society is still conservative. (Supply: Straits Days, 5 2015 june)