Mr. Kpebu explained that he is aware of big lawyers in this country who identify as homosexual but are faceless and closeted, hence he is no longer going to defend them.
I know some lawyers are Gay; they should defend themselves - Martin Kpebu
Martin Kpebu, a Private legal practitioner has clearly stated that he is in no position to fight for persons who associate with the LGBTQ+ community.
In a discussion on TV3's Key Points on Saturday, he said, “To be very frank with you I do not intend to go into the merits of the debate on LGBTQ. I have made comments on it in the past, briefly stating that if some people want to fight for it it is within their right to fight for it but the reason I am no longer interested in joining this debate aggressively is that the people who practice LGBTQ, they don’t want to show their faces. So I ask, how am I going to advocate for a faceless person?
“So that is the disconnect. It is a very sensitive matter, I have been crying here Saturday to Saturday that the Ghanaian doesn’t want to fight, this is another of that. Privately, I have seen big lawyers involved, big lawyers who are gays and they can’t fight for themselves and you are saying Kpebu should come and fight, no, you can’t fight everything. There are big lawyers, I am telling you in authority, in this country involved and they don’t want to show their faces. At least they should come out, let’s see them explain their situation.
“I have been telling some of them privately that if we even get fifty of them to snap a picture, and come out to address a press conference when they speak, they will evoke compassion.”
This reaction comes on the back of President Akufo Addo's comment to dissociate from the Proper Human Sexual Rights & Ghanaian Family Values Bill also known as the Ant-Gay Bill.
The proposed bill is expected to criminalize LGBTQ+ activities in the country.
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