Ghana Parliament must decide whether they want to decriminalise LGBT laws

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02/12/2021

The Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, says Ghana’s Parliament must make up its mind on whether it wants to decriminalise LGBT laws in the country. Ghana’s Criminal Code of 1960 contains provisions criminalising consensual same-sex sexual acts and considers “unnatural carnal knowledge” as a misdemeanour. Answering questions during her vetting on Thursday, Mrs. Ayorkor Botchwey was asked if she’ll support any campaign to repeal LGBT laws. Responding to this, she noted that Parliament is where laws are made and that the MPs must be asked if they are ready to decriminalise such a law.

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