Lawyer Akoto Ampaw has expressed that the anti-gay bill which has been presented in Parliament is a meaningless project and it shows the extremism of the mind that produced it.
”The fact that the bill goes to that extent of criminalizing somebody who is intersex or criminalizing somebody who is asexual, this is a meaningless project, shows the extremism of the mind that produced that bill”, he noted in an interview.
Mr. Ampaw comes up with this argument following Ghanaians dislike for homos3xuality and a call for it to be made illegal in the country.
Some religious personalities and churches have also spoken against the idea of accepting LGBTQ+ practice in the country but Lawyer Ampaw speaking on TV3’s Key point show stated that the debate on anti-gay is not about religious beliefs.
He also noted that the debate on anti-gay bill its not about numbers-its not looking at the number of people in support of gay and lesbians.
He stressed that the main issue is about the country’s constitution and rights of citizens-something he says must be addressed.
It is a bit gratifying that just recently the Majority leader in Parliament said that the matter will not be discussed on the basis of religious beliefs. I think that is a major step forward if that is how Parliament is going to address this matter. It is a constitutional matter”, he said on the ‘Key Point’ show.