Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin says Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) practices are an abomination to Ghanaian culture as such they will not be accepted 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.
Mr. Andrews stated that Ghanaian culture needs to accept people for who they are by respecting their rights without causing any harm to people indulging in the act.
“That is why on the LGBTQ+ issues, Australia will really encourage Ghana’s Parliament not to pass legislation that would discriminate the LGBTQ+ community or remove their rights or to make it illegal for people to advocate for their Human Rights.”
In his response, Speaker Alban Bagbin said Parliament will not pass any legislation that will infringe on people’s human rights.
According to him, LGBTQI+ practices are contrary to the customs of Ghana, therefore, will not be accepted in the country.