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Homosexuality Stance: Gabby Defends Prez Akufo-Addo
 
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26-Nov-2017  
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Lawyer and former Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has mounted a strong defense for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following the latter’s statement on decriminalizing homosexuality.

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The Christian Council has asked President Akufo Addo to be bold in declaring the country's stance on homosexuality. According to them, his statement was not clear enough.

Contributing to the debate in a Facebook post, Gabby said:

“The President is absolutely, legally right. Homosexuality is NOT a crime in Ghana. That does not necessarily mean that it is legal. What is a crime, per the law, is unnatural carnal knowledge - and that law was taken straight from the criminal code of England & Wales. Now, lawyers can argue over what is unnatural carnal knowledge to expand and narrow case law. Strictly speaking, having “unnatural carnal knowledge” with even your spouse (lawfully married) of the opposite sex may be construed as an offense! Now, you couples of ‘perverse’ proclivities do take a moment to think about that!”

“The President was also right to say that our society doesn’t seem yet ready for legalizing gay marriages. What we must all protect against is the culture of hate against any man or woman for their sexual orientation. You do not have to be pro-gay to respect your neighbour’s right to choose the one he or she wants to love.”
 
 
 
Source: Peacefmonline.com
 
 

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