- US Ambassador to Ghana has commented on homosexuality in Ghana
- He says he hopes to see more tolerance towards gays in Ghana in the next 10 years
- He says when Ghanaians have a better understanding of the science of the issue there will be more tolerance
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Ghana, Mr. Robert P. Jackson, has expressed that he hopes to see a Ghana that offers homosexuals the same freedoms it does heterosexuals in the next 10 years.
Speaking on the issue of homosexuality in Ghana on 21 Minutes with KKB, Ambassador Jackson related that in the United States, homosexuality was also a difficult topic.
"Homosexual marriage has only become law in recent years and prior to that when I was growing up, nobody talked about homosexuality." Said Ambassador Jackson.
The head of the US diplomatic mission went on to say that this has now changed in the United States, and that this due to people having a better understanding of the sciences of the issue.
"Everyone who was gay suffered enormous discrimination and that has changed... I think that as Ghanaians gain a greater understanding of the science and issues, they’ll also be very tolerant because this is a very tolerant country..."
Ambassador Jackson went on to clarify that legalizing homosexuality isn't so important for Americans, and that it was more the guarantee of equal rights for all. He expressed that ensuring that all citizens, regardless of the lifestyle, be subjected to discrimination.
Checkout a video of Ambassador Jackson's comment below:
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