Re: Concerns about Singapore

Ladislav Lhotka <lhotka@nic.cz> Fri, 08 April 2016 09:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: Concerns about Singapore
From: Ladislav Lhotka <lhotka@nic.cz>
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> On 07 Apr 2016, at 22:45, John G. Scudder <jgs@bgp.nu> wrote:
> 
> On Apr 7, 2016, at 5:08 PM, Ladislav Lhotka <lhotka@nic.cz> wrote:
>> Yes, and speaking of myself, I am prepared, to a reasonable degree, to adjust my behaviour to those laws (and cultural habits as well).
> 
> It's wonderful for you if you are always able to do so. Not everyone has that luxury. I don't think I can say this better, so I'll

I didn't say I am always able to do so. For example, if Canada (again) introduced visa for Czech citizens, I won't go there. 

>  just quote:
> 
> On Apr 7, 2016, at 3:29 PM, Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org> wrote:
>> The legal environments of the various countries we consider for venues
>> obviously must be a general consideration for our selection criteria.  For
>> most considerations, these are "here are thing you do not do - they are not
>> legal".
>> 
>> For this particular issue, the consideration is whether the people themselves
>> are the thing that is illegal.

I haven't studied the Singapore laws, but the US State Department summary says:

   The Penal Code criminalizes any “act of gross indecency” ...

which I understand as behaviour, not people themselves.

Lada

> 
> --John

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