Ghana’s ex-president and essential opposition determine, John Dramani Mahama, has voiced his opposition to LGBTQ practices, citing battle along with his Christian religion. Based on studies from Reuters, Mahama acknowledged, “The religion I’ve won’t permit me to simply accept a person marrying a person, and a girl marrying a girl.”
Addressing a gathering of Ghanaian non secular leaders on Wednesday, Mahama expressed skepticism in direction of gender id transitions, saying, “I do not consider that anyone can rise up and say I really feel like a person though I used to be born a girl and so I’ll change and grow to be a person.”
The LGBTQ rights debate has intensified in Ghana, with the nation’s parliament presently deliberating a controversial anti-LGBTQ invoice. If handed, the laws will impose extreme penalties on LGBTQ group members.
Provisions embrace forbidding Ghanaians from figuring out as LGBTQ and rising the utmost sentence for same-sex actions from three to 5 years. Moreover, the invoice prohibits advocating for LGBTQ rights.
Ghana already criminalizes homosexual intercourse, carrying a three-year jail sentence. The anti-LGBTQ invoice has sparked widespread dialogue and concern throughout the nation.
John Dramani Mahama, who served as Ghana’s president from 2012 to 2017, misplaced his bid for a second time period within the 2016 elections to present President Nana Akufo-Addo. The 65-year-old is now vying for re-election within the upcoming December presidential elections, representing the principle opposition occasion Nationwide Democratic Congress.