Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumanaa Bagbin has stated that Ghana will ensure the legislation of LGBTQI will not violate our culture and traditions.
Addressing the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews following his plea to Mr.Alban Bagbin for parliament to protect human rights of people in relation to LGBTQI issues in the nation.
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“To protect human rights sometimes our culture needs to adapt and that doesn’t mean being a different culture, it means accepting people for who they are especially when they are not causing harm to anyone else,”Gregory Andrews said.
“Our laws abhors any forms of discrimination. We also have the decision of the European Court on Human Rights to guide us in whatever we do…and so on the issue of LGBTQI+ definitely we already have a legal framework within which to work. We will not legislate to infringe on the Human Rights of people, but we will legislate to ensure that culture and traditions are not violated”,Mr Alban Bagbin responded.