Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right – Sam George

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram is insistent that the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana does not consider same-səx relationships as a fundamental human right.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Midday News, Friday, Mr Sam Nartey George, said homosexuality is regarded as a human preference. He, therefore, dared persons, including legal practitioners, who hold opposing views to prove otherwise.

“Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right. Show me where in the 1992 Constitution, it says that səxual preference is a fundamental human right. The laws of Ghana are clear. I challenge anybody, any lawyer in this country to show me. Homosexuality is a human preference, it is not a fundamental human right,” he said
· Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right, prove otherwise if you dare – Sam George
His comment comes at a time when members of the general public are expressing diverse opinions on a private member bill sighted on social media against the involvement, promotion, propagation, advocacy, support or funding for LGBTQI+ related activities.

The 36-page anti-LGBTQI+ bill revealed some eight legislators who are spearheading the fight against same-səx relationships in the country. They are Sam George, Ho West MP, Emmanuel Bedzrah, MP for Kpando, Della Adjoa Sowah, John Ntim Fordjour, the MP for Assin South.

The rest are MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, La Dadekotopon MP, Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, the MP for Krachi West, Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, the MP for South Dayi.

Portions of the Bill state that individuals of the same səx who engage in səxual intercourse are; “liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than seven hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than five thousand penalty units, or to a term of imprisonment of not less than three years and not more than five years or both.”

Also, it proposed that; “a person who, by use of media, technological platform, technological account or any other means, produces, procures, markets, broadcasts, disseminates, publishes or distributes a material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under the Bill, or a person who uses an electronic device, the Internet service, a film, or any other device capable of electronic storage or transmission to produce, procure, market, broadcast, disseminate, publishes or distribute a material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under the Bill, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction, to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years.”

The Bill further suggests that persons who engage in activities that “promote, support, express sympathy for or call for a change of public opinion towards an act prohibited under the Bill”, are liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years or not more than ten years.

Although Mr Nartey George declined to expatiate on the nitty-gritty of the Bill as it is undergoing gazetting, he, nonetheless, described as comical, the interpretation being put across by some members of the public.

According to the Ningo-Prampram legislator, “the issues that are defined as crime or as offensive in the acts are clear. A conversation or an interview of this nature, I do not believe is promoting homosexuality. We are clear in the language we used in the Bill. I’ve seen all kinds of interpretation being put out there but I take that as a comical aspect of Ghanaian lives.”

On the issue of advocacy, he stated that armed robbers and prostitutes are not provided with the platform to clarify why they are engaged in such acts, hence, the same should be replicated for persons involved in same-səx relationships.

“If you won’t do that, why will you be granting a platform for clarity on something the laws of Ghana say is illegal. Interviews with the prostitutes are not meant to understand and give them a platform to push their trade. That in itself will be illegal,” he added.

Meanwhile, Cambridge Researcher, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has indicated that should the Anti-LGBT Bill be passed in its current form, səx between a man and a woman would be as illegal as səx between same-səx couples.

Mr Barker-Vormawor explained that the use of pansexual activities in the said Bill is problematic because it could mean səxual activities between two opposite genders.

A pansexual in the proposed Bill, is defined as “a person who engages in a səxual or romantic activity with persons of any gender identity or expression, including persons who do not fit into the binary səx categorisation of male and female.”

“The law defines what it means by pansexual activities, and it says a pansexual refers to a person who engages in səxual or romantic activity with a person of any gender. Now, this is important because by this, if you say that pansexual activity is wrong, then it implies that if a person is engaged in səxual or romantic activity with persons of any gender, then they are doing something criminal.

“By this view, if a guy engages in səx with his wife, obviously the wife is of a different gender. So by that intellect, the law is implying that this is a pansexual activity. So what I am saying is that they have ended up banning səx in its entirety because of the improper definition they’ve done. This problem persists throughout the Bill,” he told JoyNews.

Source: myjoyonline.com

It has never been and will never be. Homosexuality is a right that is enjoyed and accepted by satanic agents. We know what fundamental human rights are per what is enshrined In Ghanas constitution.

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The proposed bill in itself is a great move. Kudos to the members of parliament pushing this agenda. That being said, I think a little review must be made with the term “pansexual” as recommended by the Cambridge Researcher, so we tightened all loosed ends in its entirety.

It’s not a fundmental human right but every human has the right to live. You can’t kill homosexuals because of their sexual orientation. You can counsel them and pray for them to change. Let’s be careful we don’t do anything bad to rhem

Passing the bill seems problematic , then it’s should be analyzed an In and rewritten. But since the honorable stated that the language used in written the bill was cleare we pray no loopholes are found in the future

Really? Which satanic agents? What makes you say so? What do you understand by “human right” anyway?

Ghana as a country is regressing. And it seems the masses are not educated enough to understand that LGBT is an identity, and you can’t deny people that. This bill is the most useless bill ever. How many jobs will this bill create?

Hating on a minority group just because we’re not attracted to the same things they are is senseless and barbaric.

Imagine me telling your it’s a crime to be attracted to big breasts, or big asses. Or it’s a crime to be attracted to skinny guys or muscular men. How FOOLISH is that?

How has who someone feels attracted to got to do with with you? Why do you care?

And you guys seem to be reducing this to only sex. People are attracted to others not only to fuck them. Attraction can be instigated by many things like character, how someone is or reacts to certain things. It’s NOT only about fucking. I don’t even know why this is an issue in Ghana.

You must be very obtuse to care about what two adults do with themselves at night.