Majority of Singaporeans still support gay sex ban

In the wake of the Supreme Court of India’s unanimous decision to overturn Section 377, its colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex, Singapore’s national dialogue over its own similar law has reignited – though advocates for LGBT+ equality still have work to do there.

An Ipsos survey released Monday found that 55% of Singaporeans still support the law, 33% are neither for or against it, and only 12% oppose it – meaning that Singapore increasingly lags behind competing Asian business hubs, including Tokyo and Hong Kong, where homosexuality is legal.

Still, Ipsos researcher Robert McPhedran characterizes the results as a positive shift.

“As has occurred in other countries globally, increased dialogue regarding same-sex relationships has contributed to higher acceptance among Singaporeans,” McPhedran said.

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