ADDED ON: 08/10/2018

Ghana: Government Has No Plans For Same-Sex Marriage

08/09/2018 | Daily Guide Africa

President Akufo Addo has said his government has no plans of introducing legislation on same-sex marriage. Speaking at the 2018 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church in Accra, the president said he has no power to introduce such legislation. “I do not hesitate to state openly that I am a Christian in politics and will continue to be so and a politician who is deeply influenced by Christian values. I know that the church can be very influential in making a dramatic difference in education, health, and sanitation. Let me assure that this government has no plans to change the law on same-sex marriage, we have no authority, and we will not seek any authority to do so, it is well within our reach,” he said Despite Ghana’s standing as a beacon of democracy on the African continent, the country’s decision not to support advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, has been questioned by some sections of the international community and even met by indirect threats.

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