Dear Straight People,
On 6 August, an open letter titled ‘Uphold marriage and family as highest priority’ authored by Jonathan Lim was published in the forum section of The Straits Times.
In the letter, Jonathan argued that Section 377A, which criminalises consensual sex between adult men in Singapore, should be retained to protect the traditional family unit.
My wife and I have been married for more than 20 years, with our fair share of trials and triumphs, and have three teenage children. Our children grow up in a safe and caring family environment, where they learn to care for themselves, others and future generations.
We observe how popular culture and activism are advancing ideas to undermine the natural family unit as old-fashioned and irrelevant, often with dire consequences for families, children and society, as is happening in many Western countries.
Therefore, the Government should put in place safeguards before considering a repeal of Section 377A. For the sake of our children and the common good of all Singaporeans, let’s leave a great legacy for our next generation.Johnathan Lim
You can read Jonathan’s letter here.
Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister, has publicly hit back at Jonathan’s arguments in a Facebook post.
As talk of a repeal of Section 377A grows louder, a public endorsement from the wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister is certainly a good sign.
Here’s hoping that Singapore will finally get rid of Section 377A.
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