Any attempt to legalize gay in Ghana will be “fight against God” - Senior lawyer

Any attempt to legalize gay in Ghana will be “fight against God” - Senior lawyer

- Moses Foh-Amoaning has asked his colleague lawyer, Martin Kpebu, to be cautious with his pronouncements on gay rights

- Foh-Amoaning said Kpebu should desist from making comments on homosexual issues if he does not know what the laws in Ghana say about it

Senior law lecturer, Moses Foh-Amoaning, says any attempt by Ghana to legalize homosexuality will be a “fight against God”.

Foh-Amoaning said Mr Martin Kpebu should desist from making comments on homosexual issues if he does not know what the laws in Ghana say about it.

I don’t know whether he is being influenced by some people to make comments like these. He should be careful,; he is a young lawyer, and if he doesn’t know what the law says, he should stop making pronouncements on it."

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This is not a curse I am reigning on him, but what he is doing is a fight against God, he is a small boy,” Foh-Amoaning said in an interview on Kumasi FM.

He added: “There is a lot of falsehood being peddled around about homosexual rights, especially same-sex marriage being a human right, therefore if he doesn't retract the comments, he might even die before the said 2039.”

The law lecturer’s comment comes on the back of Kpebu’s assertion that same-sex marriage may be legalised by 2039.

At a workshop organised by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) last Thursday, May 23, 2019, Kpebu said although same-sex relationships are a major taboo in many African countries, Ghana cannot fight the international pressure that comes with such advocacy, adding that it was just a question of time.

Kpebu said the law inherited from the British colonial government was inconsistent with the fundamental human rights of the individual and violates a person’s right to dignity.

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What two adult people do in private, why is it another man’s business?” he queried.

You think in 20 years we would not have legalised same-sex marriage? We can’t stand the force. It’s just a question of time,” Kpebu noted.

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