- Speaker, Mike Ocquaye Jnr, says Ghana will never legalize homosexuality
- President Akufo-Addo recently argued that Ghana's culture is not yet opened up to the human sexual orientation called homosexuality
Speaker of parliament, Mike Ocquaye Junior, has emphasized that Ghana will never legalize homosexuality so long as he remains speaker of parliament.
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There is a spark of debate on homosexuality after the president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo granted an interview to Aljazeera over the sensitive topic.
When asked why homosexuality still remains illegal in Ghana, Nana Addo argued that Ghana's culture is not yet opened up to the human sexual orientation called homosexuality.
According to Nana Addo, it takes a strong coalition to stimulate this gay agenda. The president argued that should there be such a strong coalition for homosexuality, Ghana could be bound to make same-sex marriage legal.
The comment by the president has seen the Christian Council hit hard against the president arguing that legalizing homosexuality will be a threat to Ghana's culture and traditions.
Adding his voice to the debate, Speaker of Parliament argued that Ghana's religious society is not ready to permit homosexual acts.
“It would be appalling to witness the marriage of two people – one with a moustache, the other with a beard. Ghanaians are also Christians, Ghanaians are Muslims. It is clearly against the Christian [and Muslim] principles. So where will it pass to come.” He quizzed.
Ghana's conservative society has seen the gay community mostly silent and in hiding as cases of stigma and brutality abounds.
To this effect, members of the gay community often risk their lives moving out of the country to get married or freely live their lives. YEN.com.gh had earlier told the news of how a former school prefect of the Achimota School married his American gay boyfriend after years of being together.
Also, a group of 8 Ghanaians in Canada is seeking out signatures to pressurize government of Ghana to respect the rights of the LGBT community - a development which has seen several Ghanaians lash out at them on social media.
Being gay in Ghana comes with grave challenges with the most brutal and deadly been mob justice - a development which continues to see the LGBT community in Ghana always in hiding.
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