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Members of the LoveSingapore christian church network met Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam last Friday to discuss the issues surrounding Section 377A. (Screengrab from LoveSingapore Facebook).
Law Minister meets S’pore pastors over 377A issue

in SINGAPORE, 20/02/2013

Law Minister K Shanmugam met with a group of pastors from a local Christian network last Friday to discuss issues surrounding a law banning intercourse between men.
  According to a post on the minister’s Facebook page on Monday, which he signed off with his name, stating that Shanmugam had reiterated the government’s position on Section 377A of the Penal Code — the now well-known law that bans sexual relations between men — remains the way Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said in parliament in 2007.

That year, PM Lee had said during the debate on a motion to repeal the law filed by former Nominated Member of Parliament Siew Kum Hong that Singapore is a conservative society, but the government would not proactively enforce the law even as it does not repeal it. Read the full story

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