Homosexuality in Ghana | LGBTQ Bill in Ghana
Sexual attraction, romantic affection, and/or sexual conduct between people of the same sex or gender are all considered to be homosexual. In other words, it happens when someone who shares your gender identification attracts you romantically or sexually.
Homosexuals may be found in many cultures and societies worldwide. Despite this, prejudice and stigma towards homosexual individuals and partnerships continue to be a global concern, with many nations criminalizing same-sex conduct and denying equal rights and protections to LGBTQ+ individuals
Is homosexuality illegal in Ghana?
Yes, homosexuality is illegal in Ghana. Same-sex sexual activity is criminalized under Section 104 (1)(b) of Ghana’s Criminal Offences Act. The law states that “unnatural carnal knowledge,” which is interpreted as any sexual activity between people of the same sex, is punishable by up to three years in prison.
There is also social stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana, and incidents of violence and harassment against individuals who are perceived to be LGBTQ+ have been reported. It’s important to note that LGBTQ+ rights are a complex and controversial issue in many countries, and the legal and social attitudes towards homosexuality vary widely around the world.
What The Speaker of Parliament had to say about LGBTQI+ in Ghana
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin says Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) practices are an abomination to the Ghanaian culture and such practices will not be tolerated in the country.
This follows a statement made by the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews indicating that any attempt by Ghana’s Parliament to enact or pass legislation to discriminate against the rights of the LGBTQI+ community and any form of advocacy will be disappointing.
Micheal Essien Gets Dragged on Social Media for Supporting Gay Rights in Ghana
The former Ghanaian footballer, Micheal Essien is being dragged on social media for supporting gay LGBTQ rights in Ghana.
Essien in an online social media post shared his support for the LGBTQ group and his help and encouragement to them to keep battling for their privileges. The post was anyway erased after it pulled in reaction from some Ghanaians on the stage.
LGBTQ proceeds to be a furious topic on Ghanaian media platforms in spite of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo being determined on his position that under no condition will the same-sex relationship be authorized in the country.
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