Sunday, October 21, 2007

There's been a debate ongoing regarding Section 377a in the papers for the past few months. It got slightly intense after Alfian Saat's unfair termination as a relief teacher were made known in the press. The reason why its such a hot discussion topic is due to the fact the the law is archaic and the law makers are keen to bring the Code “up-to-date” with the current social mores and trends.
Forums are filled with views and comments whether it should be retained or repealed. I simply find it ridiculous that the topic is even being debated at all in this modern times! By denying the rights of the minority, ironically, we are going against our motto, 'One People, One Nation, One Singapore'. Just because some people don't approve of who others are sleeping with, doesn't make it right to dictate on which gender they have to rightfully sleep with. All of us have brains which we can use to think and decide and if one is happy sleeping with someone who happens to be of the same gender, so be it. Nothing is being asked of you in the relationship or in their bed.
In case you're wondering, Section 377A (Outrages on Decency): "Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission by any male person, of any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years."
On a happier note, Dumbledore is gay! I read all the 7 books and it didn't even cross my mind. Always suspected Snape but ... Dumbledore!! ::jaw on floor::

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