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Homosexuality In Ghana Don’t discriminate against homosexuals – Theresa May to Akufo-Addo, others

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that her country is willing to help African countries to reform their laws to accommodate the interest of homosexuals.

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The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called on President Akufo-Addo and his other African counterparts to desist from persecuting homosexuals in their countries.

She made this call when she addressed heads of states attending the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in London.

She said it is wrong for homosexuals to be persecuted for their sexual orientation.

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She added that her country is, therefore, willing to help African countries to reform their laws to accommodate the interest of homosexuals.

Even though she acknowledged the efforts being made by member countries to improve conditions of homosexuals, she noted: “Yet there remains much to do…Nobody should face discrimination and persecution because of who they are or who they love. The UK stands ready to support any Commonwealth nation wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible”.

His call comes after the Danish Ambassador to Ghana Tove Degnbol made a similar call on Ghanaians to respect the rights of gays and lesbians.

“I think it is important that gay [and lesbian] rights are discussed. To us, gay rights are human rights. Everybody should have the same rights. We have been through this discussion in our country, initially, there was a lot of resistance from religion. I fully recognize the debate which is going on here in Ghana. But I think it is very important to understand that all people have rights,” despite their sexuality and nationality”.

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There have been several agitations by gays and lesbians outside Ghana seeking protection from abuse and attacks over their sexuality.

With the exception of South Africa, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Africa are very limited in comparison to many other areas of the world.

Homosexuality is found throughout the African continent but out of the 55 states recognized by the African Union, the International Gay and Lesbian Association stated in 2015 that homosexuality is outlawed in 34 African countries.

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