The problem of the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) behaviors in Ghana has been raised by Kamala Harris, vice president of the United States of America.
On March 27, Kamala Harris said in response to a query that she was asked at Jubilee House in Accra that she felt the LGBTQ+ problem was on the cusp of being a human rights issue.
Everybody has the freedom to live how they choose, she continued.
“Let me be clear about where we stand. First of all, for the American press who are here, you know that a great deal of work in my career has been to address human rights issues, equality issues across the board including those related to the LGBT community.
“And I feel very strongly about the importance of supporting the freedom and supporting and fighting for equality among all people and that all people be treated equally.
“I will also say that this is an issue that we consider and I consider to be a human rights issue and that will not change,” Kamala Harris stated.
During their combined news conference at the presidency, President Akufo-Addo also made a few remarks on the topic. Before the legislature, he addressed the current anti-LGBTQ law and promised the audience that the government had significantly influenced the legislation through the Attorney General.
He asserted that Parliament is presently debating the anti-LGBT measure, which was supported by “only a hand full of MPs.”
Even if the measure is approved, according to Akufo-Addo, he will still need to ratify it.
During the news conference that followed their private discussions at the Jubilee House as a portion of Kamala Harris’ three-day trip to Ghana, the two leaders made these statements.