- The Danish ambassador is entreating on government to respect gay rights
- It has emerged that the UN is investigating human right abuses against the LGBT community in Ghana
Pressure keeps mounting on government to respect the rights of the gay community with the latest country to register concerns over the brutalities of homosexuals being Netherlands.
Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnbol has revealed that her government is committed on not just ensuring that the rights of homosexuals are respected but also waiting on a recent report by the UNHCR over the assessment of Ghana’s human rights records.
“I think it is important that gay [and lesbian] rights are discussed. To us, gay rights are human rights. Everybody should have the same rights. We have been through this discussion in our country, initially, there was a lot of resistance from religion…,” she said
The comments by the ambassador follows the recent gay marriage involving an old student of Achimota School which got the internet buzzing as several Ghanaians spoke harshly against the act.
The civil union between Stephen and his American male lover comes on the back of Ghana moving for plans to criminalize homosexuality in the coming months if not years. In fact, the speaker of parliament, Mike Ocquaye Jnr, has been documented lashing out at Human Rights Group - Amnesty International - who called on him to relax his stance on gay rights.
In the meantime, YEN has reported of how a group of 8 Ghanaians in Canada are 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.
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