In this photograph taken on February 18, 2022, a couple poses for pre-wedding photographs next to the Merlion statue in Singapore. - Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong have become pandemic polar opposites, the former opting to live with the coronavirus and reopen to the world while the latter doubles down on zero-Covid and its international isolation. Photo: AFP
In this photograph taken on February 18, 2022, a couple poses for pre-wedding photographs next to the Merlion statue in Singapore. - Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong have become pandemic polar opposites, the former opting to live with the coronavirus and reopen to the world while the latter doubles down on zero-Covid and its international isolation. Photo: AFP
Singapore

Singapore’s Section 377A: PM Lee’s designated successor Lawrence Wong rules out altering definition of marriage during his tenure

  • As Singapore moves to repeal a colonial-era law that bans gay sex, officials have emphasised that national policies would continue viewing man-woman marriage as the basic building block of society
  • The government’s decision on the matter has been hailed as watershed moment for gay rights for the city state

In this photograph taken on February 18, 2022, a couple poses for pre-wedding photographs next to the Merlion statue in Singapore. - Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong have become pandemic polar opposites, the former opting to live with the coronavirus and reopen to the world while the latter doubles down on zero-Covid and its international isolation. Photo: AFP
In this photograph taken on February 18, 2022, a couple poses for pre-wedding photographs next to the Merlion statue in Singapore. - Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong have become pandemic polar opposites, the former opting to live with the coronavirus and reopen to the world while the latter doubles down on zero-Covid and its international isolation. Photo: AFP
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