Ghana Finally Sets Up 3-Member Committee To Oversee The Legalization of Gay Marriage
In point of fact, one of the toughest decisions any African country can face is legalizing gay marriage.
In well-developed countries, the issue of gay marriage is no big deal. In the United States of America for example, same-sekx marriage has been legal nationwide since June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sekx marriage are unconstitutional.
Back to Africa, homosekxuality is found throughout the African continent. However, out of the 55 states recognized by the United Nations or African Union or both, the International Gay and Lesbian Association stated in 2015 that homosekxuality is outlawed in 34 African countries.
Ghana, is among the numerous African countries where homos*xuality is forbidden. Lesbians and gays in Ghana face legal challenges not experienced by non-homos3xual residents.
Earlier this year, founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Addae Odike stated that Ghana’s continuous borrowing from foreign countries may lure the country to legalise gay marriage.
This was backed by the Ankobea of Akwamufie and Nkwantanan Hemaa of Akwamufie in the Akwamu traditional area of the Eastern Region, Nana Abrewa Kwabiaa IV, who called for the legalisation of gay marriage in the country.
President John Dramani Mahama, due to pressures from the western world, was charged by the Christian Council of Ghana to make a clear policy statement on the country’s position on gay marriage.
At long last, the time has come for Ghana to legalize gay marriage. The state has therefore set up a vibrant 3-member committee to oversee the legalization of gay marriage, SrewLife.Com has learnt.
The members include Professor Akrobeto (Law lecturer at the University of Wales), Doctor Emeritus Kwadwo Nkansah (A distinguished physician and human right activist), and Nana Bobie (a presidential staffer).
In a press conference on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, all three members unanimously pledged to carry out the assignment given them effectively.
They therefore thanked the president for appointing them for this phenomenal task.
For all the members of the LGBT fraternity in Ghana, the state is in the process of putting smiles on your faces.