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Ghana’s Human Rights Commissioner: We’re Not Ready To Give LGBT People Rights

By Zack Ford  

"Ghana’s Human Rights Commissioner: We’re Not Ready To Give LGBT People Rights"


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Homophobia has been escalating in the African country of Ghana, with calls to arrest all gays and provide them “rehabilitation.” Today, newly appointed Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Lauretta Lamptey discounted reports that she previously supported the decriminalization of homosexuality, saying she was “misquoted and therefore misrepresented“:

I did not advocate that homosexuality should be decriminalized. My view is that, it currently isn’t clear whether it is even criminal and that if the view of the society is that it should be then, there should be a debate about that. [...]

In my view I don’t think as a society we are ready to give homosexuals, lesbians the whole category of people any of those kind of rights.


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