British Prime Minister Theresa May urges to change Commonwealth countries “discriminatory” laws, including laws that do not allow same-sex marriage (see HERE). This statement was followed by a strong reaction from the Ghanaian Parliament.
Ghana rejects Commonwealth intervention in its politics
Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah made public a report of the members of the Ghanaian Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, where lawmakers conveyed their total disapproval to Theresa Mays’s pressure to approve same-sex marriage as a human right. He also said: “I am writing on behalf of the Christian Community in the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana to express our total disapproval or attempts to promote and put pressure on the government of Ghana.”
The legislators also appealed to HE, the President of the Republic of Ghana, not to allow any form of pressure on him and his government to introduce and/or sponsor a bill for legalization that the vast majority of Ghanaians disapprove.
The President, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, for his part, made it clear that he will not allow the Commonwealth to intervene in his internal politics and rejected the pressure of May affirming “we remain focused on fulfilling our mandate and improving the quality of life of the Ghanaian people, therefore, it will not be under our Presidency that marriage between persons of the same sex will be legalized in Ghana, ” (see HERE).