Wednesday, September 10, 2008

If double standards can apply to gays, what about to HOTA?

From TODAY, Voices
Wednesday September 10, 2008

THE GAY DEBATE

Letter from Tan Yen Ling

LAST year, there was campaigning by both the pro-repeal gay community and the anti-repeal Christian camp.

As a result of this, Professor Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, said that Singapore will keep the ban although the authorities would continue to not actively enforce the provision banning gay sex between consensual adults.

Such an arrangement would be akin to the authorities allowing “consensual” organ trading while the Human Organ Transplant Act explicitly forbids it. Surely, such an arrangement would make a mockery of the Rule of Law.

And as it now stands, men who have same-sex sexual relations are committing a crime but are “above the law” as they will not be prosecuted — as assured by the authorities.
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