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Anti-gay Laws: Stakeholder Engagement Ongoing To Ensure Passage – Bagbin

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has revealed that immediate steps are being taken to ensure the passage of anti-gay laws in Ghana.

Mr Bagbin revealed that stakeholder consultations are currently underway to that effect.

“Urgent actions are being taken to pass a law to eventually nib the activities of these groups in the bud.

“Stakeholder consultations are ongoing and the results will feed into a Bill that will eventually be passed into law by Parliament,” Mr Bagbin said in answer to a questioned filed by a political activists in the Eastern Region Emmanuel Abankwa Kesse.

Recently the Speaker told the Australia High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Andrew Barnes that Ghana’s culture prohibit against Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) activities.

Mr Bagbin said when the High Commissioner paid a working visit to him that the same way Ghana cannot impose certain practices on other countries, the West African county cannot also accept this culture from other countries.

“The issue of the LGBTQI+ that is something that we see as an abomination,” the speaker said.

He added “It is something that we abhor and therefore we will continue to go according to our culture.

“We will definitely will not want to go to Europe and try to impose on them something like polygamy, we will not do that.”

For his part, Mr Barnes said “We are not trying to promote or encourage LGBTQI+ in Ghana. We do believe that sometimes culture is going to adapt to change.”

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