Daily SG: 26 Oct 2007

Section 377a
– Winter is Coming: If Ned were in Parliament…
– la nausée: Thio Li-Ann’s Speech in Parliament — A Rebuttal
– PKchukiss: Ideology can’t pay for your bills, but is good political currency
– Cognitive Dissonance: Alternative Perspectives
– Inaccurate 2 min analysis by lbandit: Why keep 377A?
– Popagandhi: Like A Straw Up Your Nose
– A father thoughts: The Irrational Section 377A.
– Just Stuff: A New Catch Phrase for the Sign of our Times – 377A
– Running Out of Wrong Reasons: Gays? What’s Wrong?
– Because i am just a little boy: On conservatism, part I
– Abao’s Rants: Religion-ism: To what extent
– The human condition: On 377A Penal Code
– Yuhui’s Blogger: 377A will be repealed one day, just not today

Parliament Oct 2007
– Used Brains for Sale: Ellen Lee and The Great Leap Backwards
– In the land of the blind…: Thank you PAP for giving Singaporeans more chances to own cars
– Pseudonymity: Singapore’s Minister For Foreign Affairs Said Absolutely Nothing In Parliament

Daily Discourse
– Siew Kum Hong: A hazy map on public property rights
– Ian on Singapore: Just 1 Thought About Facebook Develope Garage Singapore
– Insane Polygons: Mediacorp Cured My TV Addiction
– Angry Doctor: Hex, Lies, and Videotape
– Looking for LaLaLand: Who do all these benefit?
– Singapore Patriot: Lee family lawsuit against the Financial Times
– HWZ: Govt explains stand on ‘peaceful’ demos

Life, the universe and everything
– Decay On Net: Burn his house, beat his mother

Infoblogoramus
– Singapore Law Review presents the 21st SLR Lecture: “From Constructive Engagement to Collective Revulsion, the Myanmar Precedent of 2007

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3 Responses to Daily SG: 26 Oct 2007

  1. abao says:

    thanks sg daily ^_^

  2. shoestring says:

    The article by la nausée is a good one. A breath of fresh air from the noisy din.

    Am I right to say that the main reason why there is so much disagreement is because of the inconsistency in our laws pertaining to sexual acts, s377A being only one of them? It has led to, or at least reinforced, the perception that s377A discriminates against gays.

    To be fair to NMP Thio, the debate is about s377A, and thus her scope to argue for other related Acts to be brought in line with s377A is limited. Just as the pro-repeal camp would like s377A to be repealed or amended to be consistent with other Acts, the pro-s377A camp would like to have other Acts amended to be consistent with s377A.

    Therefore, the only way out of this mess is for the authorities concerned to review the whole set of Acts pertaining to sexual activities, be it dropping or drafting additional clauses to give a clearer picture as to where the law actually stands. Keeping what society deems to be acceptable and at the same time eliminating the “discrimination” on gays.

    Otherwise, the arguments on rights, morals, religion and what-nots will never end.

  3. meek says:

    The discrimination in s377a against a particular group of people in our society is utterly blatant. I fail to see how all the huffing and puffing was over a mere “PERCEPTION that s377A discriminates against gays” as you so slyly put it.

    The ONLY way out of this “mess” is simply to reject discrimination. And the only way to achieve that is to repeal s377a. As the author of la nausée wrote, if Thio and the people she represents are concerned about the fundamental family unit in the context of child-raising, then a formal statute against gay marriages and gay guardians would suffice (another form of discrimination but lets put that aside for now). To extend their agenda to criminalise the private affairs of individuals who happen to not conform to their prescribed conservative attitudes is pure and simple bigotry. No amount of speeches and applause and thumping of chairs can hide that stench.

    We can all smell it.

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