SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WILL NEVER BE LEGALIZED UNDER AKUFO-ADDO-P …
President of Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Outgrowers Association of Ghana, Mr. Paul Kwabena-Amaning, has reiterated that same-sex marriage will not be legalized in Ghana under President Akufo-Addo.
‘’Same-sex marriage will not happen under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal, that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in his time as President,” Mr. Paul Kwabena-Amaning exclusively told Reynold Agyemeng on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
Pro-gay rights activists in the country have argued that the law does not explicitly outlaw the act aside from its criminalisation of unnatural carnal knowledge adding that government must protect their interests as citizens.
The recent anti-LGBT bill drafted by some eight Ghanaian legislators has created several controversies since it was sighted on social media.
The discussion as to whether the 36-page bill indeed seeks to infringe on the human rights of citizens as well as silence free speech has been ongoing since Thursday.
The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 will see culprits face a jail term of up to ten years depending on the crime if passed in its current state.
Individuals of the same sex who engage in sexual intercourse are “liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than seven hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than five thousand penalty units, or to a term of imprisonment of not less than three years and not more than five years or both.”
This encompasses any person who “holds out as a lesbian, a gay, a transgender, a transsexual, a queer, a pansexual, an ally, a non-binary or any other sexual or gender identity that is contrary to the binary categories of male and female.”
Richard Obeng Bediako/Kingdomfmonline.com/Kingdom FM 107.7