Monday, 07 November 2011 18:15

Ghana's President Won't Legalize Homosexuality

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John Atta Mills, president of Ghana, will not legalize homosexuality in spite of UK's threats to stop financial aid.

He said that UK did not have the right "to direct to other sovereign nations as to what they should do."

"I, as president, will never initiate or support any attempt to legalise homosexuality in Ghana," he told BBC because, for him, Ghana society’s "norms" are different from those in the UK.

LGBT militants of Ghana think that cutting aid "will not bring anything other than pain and anguish to the already polarised society or country and LGBTi people will be used as scapegoats for under development."

Mac-Darling Cobbinah, executive and national director of the Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana, invites "the UK to support LGBTi groups in these countries to organise more awareness programmes and talk shows to get the majority of the people to understand the issues of LGBTi rights."

He said : "There should be support for LGBTi groups to conduct more education to get people to know and understand sexuality and gender diversity instead of aid cuts. The UK should lead the way by supporting LGBTi groups in these countries to organise more awareness programmes and talk shows to get the majority of the people to understand the issues of LGBTi rights."

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