- Members of Ghana's parliament have angrily kicked against the legalization of gay marriage in Ghana
- The MPs have called on foreign powers putting pressure on Ghana to take their same-sex marriage away
Ghanaian parliamentarians have taken a tough position against any attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in the country.
According to Myjoyonline.com report, members of Ghana’s parliament in a strong argument have cautioned that they will not under any circumstances accommodate the act, which is gaining root in some developed countries.
The acceptance of gay rights, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgender became top priority and topical during the recent Commonwealth meeting with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May who pushed for reforms among member countries to legalize the practice.
During the recently held Commonwealth meeting in London, there were some suggestions that President Akufo-Addo was widely engaged by the Theresa May to push for the legalization of gay rights in Ghana.
But Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey denied any such commitment on the part of President Akufo-Addo.
However, the Ghanaian MPs on Tuesday took a stand with a strong warning to the executive not to bow to external foreign pressures to legalize gay rights in Ghana.
“Mr Speaker, God created Adam and Eve but he did not create Eve and Eve or Adam and Adam, so that is where we have to start from…”
“God in his own infinite wisdom said he will ensure we multiply on earth but not that he would create Eve and Eve to stay like they are. Secondly, in Africa, we have our norms and cultural practices to protect,” an MP for Asokwa, Patricia Appiagyei argued on the floor of parliament.
On his part, Ghana’s longest serving MP, Alban Bagbin stating the official position of the legislature said same-sex marriage is a non-starter in Africa.
“We know the purpose of creation and we will not stand against God and we will not be misled by those who believe they are civilized. The future of the world belongs to Africa and we will not be misled again,” Alban Bagbin said.
The second deputy Speaker of Parliament in his argument added that he is excited with MPs response, and if the need be, the house will move a motion and give clear direction to the country.
Mr Bagbin stressed that Ghana’s parliament is fully grown and can no longer allow the ‘small boys and girls’ of any country shove its agenda on its throat.
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