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Singapore Keeps LGBTQ Content Curbs Despite Gay-Sex Ban Repeal

Singapore is still restricting LGBT media content to older audiences and schools will continue to uphold heterosexual unions as the prevailing social norm, even as the city plans to repeal a colonial-era law criminalizing sex between men.

The country’s content regulatory approach has to be sensitive to societal values and abolishing the law doesn’t mean a change in the tone of society, the Ministry of Communications and Information said in a statement Monday. The Ministry of Education said its policies will remain secular. Schools’ curriculum including sexuality education remains based on “traditional values” including the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.