This professor has been outspoken against gay rights in Singapore. She argued before the parliament to keep statute A which criminalizes homosexual sex. She made outrageous claims such as " diversity is not a license for perversity " and " anal sex is like shoving a straw up your nose to drink ". Li-Ann Thio calls " homosexuality a gender identity disorder " and a " moral wrong that cannot be compared to a human right. The classes are in jeopardy of being canceled since many students refuse to sign up. Please sign the petition in opposition to Dr.
Here are edited excerpts from his remarks:. Because of the review of the Penal Code and the amendments, I think the gay community and the activists have staged a push to get the Government to open this subject and to abolish Section A. They have written an open letter to me as PM. They've also petitioned Parliament on this issue on the grounds of constitutional validity. I don't have to go into the details. I take my legal advice from theAttorney-General and his advice to the Government is quite clear: The continued retention of Section A would not be a contravention of the Constitution.
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In a post yesterday I asked, Should someone who teaches Human Rights support human rights for lgbt people? Thio is an outspoken opponent of gay rights who has argued repeatedly and graphically that her country should continue to criminalize gay sexual acts. Thio said via email to Inside Higher Ed:.