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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
'I think we'll just leave it,' says Singapore's Prime Minister about anti-gay law

in SINGAPORE, 30/01/2013

Despite a legal challenge to Section 377A, the law that criminalizes gay sex in Singapore, prime minister indicates law will remain. Singapore's prime minister Lee has indicated that he does not believe Section 377A, the law that criminalizes gay sex, should be repealed.

A delegate at the Institute of Policy Studies' Singapore Perspectives conference yesterday asked why a secular country like Singapore has 'an old and archaic law that nearly discriminates against a whole [group] of people'.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong responded that in countries that do not criminalize homosexuality 'the struggles don't end', Singapore's Today newspaper reports.

'Why is that law on the books?' Lee said. 'Because it’s always been there and I think we just leave it.'

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