- Professor Mike Ocquaye has reaffirmed that Ghana will not review anti-homosexuality laws
- Prof. Mike Ocquaye was speaking during a visit by Amnesty International
Professor Mike Ocquaye, Ghana's Speaker of Parliament, has reiterated that Ghana will not revise its laws in order to decriminalize homosexuality.
Speaker of Parliament, speaking during a courtesy visit paid to him in parliament building today by members of Amnesty International, reaffirmed Ghana's reluctance to decriminalize homosexuality.
He expressed that Ghana is reluctant to join the wave of Human Rights recognitions that's even got some countries legalizing acts of humans sleeping with animals and relatives, an d added that Ghanaians are tired of hearing these things.
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“Is amnesty International going to tell us that many countries are doing that so you too have to accept homosexuality, to accept sleeping with animals because [it] is also becoming a human right in some countries.
"The right for a human being to sleep with an animal is also becoming a human right and we are tired with some of these things and we must be frank about it,” Professor Ocqauye said.
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Of the 55 African countries officially recognized by the African Union, 34 countries have acts of homosexuality criminalized in their jurisdiction. This is according to the International Gay and Lesbian Association as of the year 2015.
In recent years, Amnesty International has made attempts to get Ghana to recognize homosexuality, something that has consistently been met with resistance from authorities.
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