Lawyer Akoto Ampaw says LGBTQ+ Bill is not about Religion
Lawyer Akoto Ampaw is part of the Human rights campaigners against the antigay bill saying that it will affect the human rights of this country. He says that LGBTQ+ is not about religious faith.
Lawyer Ampaw says this because of the bill the Church leaders presented in parliament in the passing of the LGBTQ+ bill. This has led to several criticisms.
This LGBTQ+ has been a debate in parliament for a while now.
Lawyer Akoto Ampaw is the Head of Legal Counsel to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.
Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle Eric Nyamekye has said that he will make sure any member of parliament who supports LGBTQ+ be voted out of parliament.
The National Chief Imam is in support of this bill and wants Gay and Lesbianism prohibited in Ghana.
According to the legal practitioner, the LGBTQ+ bill is not about religious belief but the decision of two grown men and women who have decided what is best for them.
He says that Society has no business criminalizing LGBTQ+ and the state should not do it. He also says that his position has nothing to do with his personality.
Lawyer Akoto Ampaw said that Fornication is the sin of the flesh and is among Christian communities.
He said that if we should pass the law against LGBTQ+ then we should also pass a bill against people who fornicate and also said that there is hypocrisy about the LGBTQ+ bill and that should not be tolerated.
He added that Adultery is a major threat to gay and lesbianism and does not see it as a threat. He said gay rights are human rights. He has therefore urged parliament to reject the antigay bill.
If the bill is passed there will be a 10year sentence to anyone who practices LGBTQ+ in ghana. He spoke this morning on Key points on tv3.
He also added that it is a major backward for ghana if this bill is passed by parliament.