LGBT+ Debate: You can speak for the law and culture minus hate – Gabby Otchere Darko

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Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko




Ghanaian lawyer and founder of Danquah Institute, Gabby Otchere-Darko has waded into the legalization of the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) debate that has taken centre stage in the country.

Religious bodies such as the Catholic Bishops Conference, Traditionalists and the Chief Imam have all implored the president and his government to immediately close down the LGBTQI office which was commissioned some days ago.

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The Kwabenya Traditional Council have declared war against the group and have threatened to burn down should it establish that the alleged meeting took place in the community after a meeting is alleged to have taken place in a house at Ashongman.

However, a senior partner at African Legal Associates and a journalist of many years of repute, Gabby Otchere-Darko has opined that it is only reasonable to defend the laws, culture and customs but it has to be done without an iota of hate.

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“You don’t have to be pro-gay to appreciate their situation. You only have to be human. Let us be careful and not generate an intense hate campaign against homosexuals. You can speak for the law and ‘culture’ minus hate”, he noted.

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated clearly that his government has no intentions to legalize same-sex marriages but will be compelled to consider it if a strong advocacy is brought to the fore, citing the UK example.


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