Re: Background on Singapore go/no go for IETF 100

Barry Raveendran Greene <bgreene@senki.org> Thu, 26 May 2016 16:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: Background on Singapore go/no go for IETF 100
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If this is being used as the justification, then South Korea must also be changed. Same problem. 

> On May 25, 2016, at 3:08 PM, IAOC Chair <iaoc-chair@ietf.org>; wrote:
> 
> Reasons for Cancellation of IETF 100 Meeting in Singapore, and the IAOC understands that to be:
> 
> “    Singapore laws against same-sex relationships between men and
>    preventing the recognition of same-sex marriages could create
>    difficulties for same-sex partners and their children; these have
>    discouraged affected members of our community from participating
>    at the IETF meeting in November of 2017 and have also influenced
>    others to decline to attend in principled solidarity with them.
> 
> 
>    Accordingly, the IETF has decided to postpone indefinitely the meeting
>    in Singapore and is pursuing alternative venues.”