27 Apr '11, 2am

Is S'pore ready for a gay MP? We poll 100 S'poreans. Read the full story here:

Is S'pore ready for a gay MP? We poll 100 S'poreans. Read the full story here:

Q: Would you mind if your MP is gay? NO: 76% YES: 24% "We should be open because there are people like that in our community. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with what they do in Parliament. " - Joyce Chan, 50, unemployed "I believe that the MP should be elected based on his capabilities and not which team (gender) he bats for." - Timothy Yeo, 22, intern at a law firm WILL Singaporeans object to a Member of Parliament (MP) being gay? The New Paper randomly polled 100 people of various races, religions and ages here, and 76 said they have no objections, while 24 were uncomfortable with it. Half of the respondents were between the ages of 17 to 25. Of that young group, 10 said they would object to an MP being gay. Those who did not object said they based their view on the capability of the individuals, rather than their sexual orientation. Said housewife Elizabeth Ong, ...

Full article: http://tnp.sg/content/spore-ready-gay-mp

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