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We need to amend our laws to allow gay advocates and gays to be prosecuted-Lawyer Featured

Written by  May 11, 2018
The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values says it will intensify the fight against any attempt to legalize homosexuality. Its Executive Secretary and Spokesperson, lawyer Foh Amoaning has hinted that, the association will soon petition traditional rulers to add their voices to the fight. He challenged the President for the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV to speak against the pressure being mounted on our leaders. The outspoken lawyer believes it was about time we amend our laws to criminalize homosexuality adding, ‘’the talking is enough. We’ve had enough assurances but what we need now is an amendment of our laws to criminalize homosexuality.’’ The Coalition he added is conducting research and will soon organize a colloquium where they will impress upon our traditional rulers to also review our customary laws. ‘’From there, we will collate a data and call on our National House of Chiefs to codify the law and publish it…From there, we will move to parliament and demand for a law to criminalize same sex relationship.’’ Meanwhile, he has indicated that the reasons why people engage in same sex relationship vary and so, we will set up counseling centres and offer help to people who are willing to change. We will have counselors who will be at these centres to offer help to such individuals. That will be part of the solution based legislation. The second part is that, those who will be adamant and be insisting that we have to legalize same sex relationships, will be prosecuted. It will not only be those engaging in it but those who solicit and propagate information on homosexuality will be committing an offence. All these people will be prosecuted,’’ he told Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio. He commended the Ghanaian media for standing up against the attempt by the foreign media to champion gay rights and has admonished them to continue in that fight. The practice of homosexuality he said is medically unwise because the risk of having HIV/AIDS is ten times more compared to heterosexual relationships. ‘’The implications are more and so we do not have to allow this to happen. We do not have to bow to pressure by allowing foreigners to impress upon our leaders to legalize homosexuality. We have to stand up against homosexuality. We cannot allow the evil practice to be legalized,’’ he concluded.
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