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January 29, 2014

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum that it is not his government’s role to lead the people on LGBTI rights as new polling shows that 4 out of 5 Singaporeans still think gay relationships are almost always wrong

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum with the students union of Nanyang Technological University that it is not up to his government to lead the Singaporean people into accepting LGBTI rights and that the people’s deeply held values must be respected.

Singapore’s Today newspaper live tweeted the Prime Minister’s speech, tweeting ‘On LGBT issues, PM Lee says not Gov's role to decide if society's deeply held social, moral values are right or wrong.’

January 29, 2014

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum that it is not his government’s role to lead the people on LGBTI rights as new polling shows that 4 out of 5 Singaporeans still think gay relationships are almost always wrong

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum with the students union of Nanyang Technological University that it is not up to his government to lead the Singaporean people into accepting LGBTI rights and that the people’s deeply held values must be respected.

Singapore’s Today newspaper live tweeted the Prime Minister’s speech, tweeting ‘On LGBT issues, PM Lee says not Gov's role to decide if society's deeply held social, moral values are right or wrong.’

August 26, 2013

A poll of social attitudes funded by the Government of Singapore has found that most people are either opposed or lukewarm when it comes to LGBT rights – though the younger generation are more open minded

A year long survey of Singaporean social attitudes has found that the South East Asian island nation has a long way to go in terms of accepting LGBT people.

The Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) survey reported back a year to the date that it was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and sought the opinion of a representative sample of 4,000 ordinary Singaporeans on a range of issues.

The survey found 37% of those surveyed said they rejected ‘gay lifestyles,’ while 27% felt neutral on the issue.

August 26, 2013

A poll of social attitudes funded by the Government of Singapore has found that most people are either opposed or lukewarm when it comes to LGBT rights – though the younger generation are more open minded

A year long survey of Singaporean social attitudes has found that the South East Asian island nation has a long way to go in terms of accepting LGBT people.

The Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) survey reported back a year to the date that it was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and sought the opinion of a representative sample of 4,000 ordinary Singaporeans on a range of issues.

The survey found 37% of those surveyed said they rejected ‘gay lifestyles,’ while 27% felt neutral on the issue.

December 1, 2012

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee are suing to end Singapore’s 377A sodomy law which brands them as criminals despite the government saying the law is not to be enforced proactively

A Singaporean gay couple will challenge the country’s rarely enforced sodomy law which they say labels them as criminals.

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who have been partners for 15 years, filed their challenge with the Singapore’s High Court after a Court of Appeal judgement on the Tan EL case opened up the opportunity for any gay person in Singapore to launch a constitutional challenge against s 377A.

December 1, 2012

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee are suing to end Singapore’s 377A sodomy law which brands them as criminals despite the government saying the law is not to be enforced proactively

A Singaporean gay couple will challenge the country’s rarely enforced sodomy law which they say labels them as criminals.

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who have been partners for 15 years, filed their challenge with the Singapore’s High Court after a Court of Appeal judgement on the Tan EL case opened up the opportunity for any gay person in Singapore to launch a constitutional challenge against s 377A.