There will be murmurs about how Singapore should repeal S377A of the Penal Code now that China has apparently ‘showcased‘ a gay marriage in one of their official news outlets.
But they’ll just be murmurs, cos you know how things are.
Doesn’t matter if India has repealed their s377A, and China has (sort of) embraced gay unions. We are still a conservative Asian nation, right next to an increasingly basket-case Malaysia.
One thing I know to be true though is that the two gay weddings we’ve had the pleasure of attending were two of the most beautiful things we’ve witnessed, and I think to a large extent, that the peace, the love and the happiness that settled around and among everyone was unfettered by disapproving family and relatives and the stress of having to make sure all the ‘official stuff’ were taken care of.
So, there’s this debate that went on in Parliament where the outcome was never going to be surprising, even if it took even the Prime Minister’s take on the matter to settle the issue and put us all on the straight and narrow.
Most unfortunately though, some of my closest friends will remain law-breakers and very concerned citizens.
For those of you who’ve had a little debate of your own on this blog, there’s this really interesting documentary on HBO (the U.S. HBO, not the pissy Starhub Cable Vision version we get here) about homophobes’ reaction to gay porn. And I do mean ‘reaction’: