Attorney General says he is anti gay

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Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has made a comment about his personal opinion on same-sex relations (Gay), which has become a popular topic in recent times in Ghana.

The Attorney General said this based on his religious, moral and cultural viewpoints, and not in support of the idea of same-sex.

“I am seriously anti-gay, that’s a point. 100%. I had the opportunity to express it in a programme that I did in 2006,” he told Paul Adom-Otchere on the January 17 edition of Good Evening Ghana programme. 

“I think that it is abominable, that is my view, Christian, moral, cultural, however you want to term it,” he said.

When he was asked on how he would treat a close person who supports the same sex idea, he said: “I will actually make a conscious effort to rid the person of such a situation.”

This statement came from the questions on the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) bill, a private members initiative, that is presently before Parliament. 

He is yet to sit before the parliament on the issue. He also said that the bill needs reworking .

 ‘The Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill’ was presented to the house last year.

It was supported by eight MPs, seven from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and one from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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