Amnesty International is calling for the rejection of the passage of the LGBTQ bill into law by the Parliament of Ghana since it will bring dislike to
Amnesty International is calling for the rejection of the passage of the LGBTQ bill into law by the Parliament of Ghana since it will bring dislike to gay people.
Country Director for Amnesty International, Genevieve Partington also said the bill is against the Constitution of Ghana and must be rejected.
“So it is going to bring homophobia in Ghana”, she stated, threatening to sue the Ghana government if the bill is passed into law.
“First of all, the bill does not even define who an LGBT person is, there is no definition. So how are you going to identify who an LGBT person is?”
“There is a certain part of the bill that talks about romantic displays of affection. How do you define romantic affection between the same sex?”, she quizzed.
“So do you see two men holding hands apart from the LGBT community? These are some of the concerns that we have raised from the bill and so many other parts that we have issues with,” Madam Patington stated.
“It is against the 1992 Constitution, so all these things we have to consider. For Amnesty International, should the bill be passed we will take it to court. As we are allowed to, so that is the agenda we have,” she added.