A Singapore TV regulatory agency has fined a state-owned television channel $11,000 for broadcasting a program depicting a gay couple and their adopted baby in a way that "promotes a gay lifestyle." The Media Development Authority said that an episode of the home-decoration series Find and Design featured the couple who were seeking advice on turning their game room into a nursery. The program, the MDA said, presented the family "in a way which normalizes their gay lifestyle and unconventional family setup" and was therefore in breach of rules applying to broadcast TV in the country. The Singapore Straits Times also observed that the MDA recently fined a cable channel a similar amount for airing a commercial showing two lesbians kissing.




25/04/2008