Former member of Parliament for Ledzekuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region has questioned the rationale behind some pronouncements of the men and women fighting against the anti-gay bill currently before Parliament of Ghana.
The resurrected debate on the rights and otherwise of homosexuals in the country is getting heated again, and this time, it seems proponents of both sides of the divide are sparing no punches.
Sam George and his fellow members of Parliament are bent on carrying out with the criminalization of the activities of LGBTQ, while the coalition of lawyers and academics, led by Lawyer Akoto Ampaw are also ready to kill the anti-gay bill before it sees the light of day.
After the coalition of lawyers and academics presented their opposition papers to counter the bill in parliament, they went on a radio and TV interview spree to advance their points and clarify their arguments.
A leading member of the coalition, Prof. Gadzekpo, speaking to journalists had stated that, the law in our books that criminalizes same sex romance and marriages is a colonial inheritance.
According to the communication expert, the 1960 criminal code that speaks about unnatural canal knowledge should be done away with, as it was left for us by the colonial masters.
The further argues that, our modern-day law, which is the 1992 constitution, does provide for the rights and freedoms of all citizens including homosexuals.
But the former deputy minister for Health disagrees with her. Dr. Okoe Boye mentioned her name and ask a critical question.
He wants to know why people like Prof. Gadzekpo are not calling for the localization of incest in the country, as the practice, where fathers are attracted sexually to their daughters, and daughters to their fathers is equally a matter of sexual preferences and rights.
The same criminal code that bans homosexuality, bans incest.
"Why is she not calling for the removal of the law against incest from the books" he quizzed.
We are in for a battle in this debate. Fasten your seat belt.
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