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Lee Hsien Loong MP (born 10 February 1952) is a Singaporean politician who has served as the 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore since August 2004. Lee is the eldest son of the 1st Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. He has taken over the leadership of People's Action Party as the Secretary-General since December 2004 when former Prime Minister and Secretary-General Goh Chok Tong stepped down from the position to become the Senior Minister. Lee then led the party to victory in the 2006, 2011, 2015 and 2020 general elections. He began his current term on 15 January 2016 following the opening of Singapore's 13th Parliament.

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Singapore to decriminalise gay sex, says prime minister

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Singapore is to decriminalise sex between men by repealing a colonial-era law, its PM said on Sunday, while vowing to protect the city-state's traditional norms and its definition of marriage.During his speech at the annual National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he believed it is the "right thing to do now" as most Singaporeans would now accept it."Private sexual behavior between consenting adults does not raise any law and order issue.

There is no justification to prosecute people for it nor to make it a crime," Lee said."This will bring the law into line with current social mores and I hope provide some relief to gay Singaporeans."Lee vowed the repeal would be limited and not shake Singapore's traditional family and societal norms, including how marriage is defined, what children are taught in schools, what is shown on television and general public conduct.He said the government would amend the constitution to ensure that there could be no constitutional challenge allowing same-sex marriage."Even as we repeal Section 377A, we will uphold and safeguard the institution of marriage," Lee said. "We have to amend the Constitution to protect it.

And we will do so. This will help us repeal Section 377A in a controlled and careful way."The section in question was introduced under British colonial rule in the 1930s.

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