Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin claims Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) procedures are an abomination to Ghanaian lifestyle as these kinds of they will not be acknowledged in the state.
This follows a statement created by the Australian Substantial Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews indicating that any try by Ghana’s Parliament to enact or pass legislation to discriminate against the legal rights of the LGBTQI+ community and any kind of advocacy will be disappointing.
Mr Andrews mentioned that Ghanaian lifestyle desires to acknowledge persons for who they are by respecting their legal rights with no causing any harm to men and women indulging in the act.
Shelling out a courtesy phone to the Speaker of Parliament on “We feel that to safeguard human rights sometimes our culture desires to adapt and that does not mean staying a distinctive society, it indicates accepting folks for who they are especially when they are not triggering harm to anybody else.”
“That is why on the LGBTQ+ issues, Australia will truly persuade Ghana’s Parliament not to go laws that would discriminate the LGBTQ+ community or take away their legal rights or to make it unlawful for men and women to advocate for their Human Legal rights.”
In his reaction, Speaker Alban Bagbin reported Parliament will not go any legislation that will infringe on people’s human legal rights.
However, he observed that the Property will not legalise homosexuality.
According to him, LGBTQI+ methods are contrary to the customs of Ghana, thus, will not be approved in the nation.
“I want to assure you that we have a pretty great constitution. Our laws abhors any types of discrimination. We also have the decision of the European Court on Human Legal rights to manual us in what ever we do.
“And so on the situation of LGBTQI+ surely we presently have a lawful framework in just which to work. We will not legislate to infringe on the Human Rights of folks, but we will legislate to be certain that tradition and traditions are not violated.
“This is anything that we see as an abomination, it is something that we abhor and consequently, we will keep on to go in accordance to their society,” he explained to the Australia High Commissioner.