Religion And Homosexuality In Ghana: Assessing The Factors Constraining The Legalisation Of Homosexuality In Ghana: A Study Of The Klottey Korle Sub-Metropolitan Area Of Accra

ABSTRACT Homosexuality is incontrovertibly a controversial issue in the world today. Homosexuals demand to be given equal rights and treatment as heterosexuals in society as Ghana rectified some UN conventions that promote human rights”. The UN and other human rights individuals and organisations have postulated that all laws that discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation, violates human rights. However, irrespective of this, many nations globally, not excluding Ghana still maintain laws that out rightly ban same-sex relationships. In Ghana, the issue of homosexuality was not in the public domain until recently after the pronouncement by the former British Prime minister, David Cameron tying aid to the legalization of same-sex relationships in 2011. In a reaction to this pronouncement, the then government, religious leaders, traditional leaders condemned same-sex relationships in very uncertain terms. They asserted that homosexuality is anti-Ghanaian culture and against the will of God. Since then, there has been an intense debate between religious bodies and human rights activists and donors on whether to legalize homosexuality or not. The study aims at finding out the factors that could make legalizing homosexuality in Ghana complex. A qualitative study is employed to find out the attitudes that people have on same-sex-relationships and the bases for this attitude. Religion, Culture, and politics are noted to be the major factors that shape peoples’ attitudes on same-sex relationships in Ghana. A discussion on how criminalization of homosexuality violates human rights in the Ghanaian context is also central to this study.

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APA

ADUA, J (2021). Religion And Homosexuality In Ghana: Assessing The Factors Constraining The Legalisation Of Homosexuality In Ghana: A Study Of The Klottey Korle Sub-Metropolitan Area Of Accra. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/religion-and-homosexuality-in-ghana-assessing-the-factors-constraining-the-legalisation-of-homosexuality-in-ghana-a-study-of-the-klottey-korle-sub-metropolitan-area-of-accra

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ADUA, JUSTICE "Religion And Homosexuality In Ghana: Assessing The Factors Constraining The Legalisation Of Homosexuality In Ghana: A Study Of The Klottey Korle Sub-Metropolitan Area Of Accra" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/religion-and-homosexuality-in-ghana-assessing-the-factors-constraining-the-legalisation-of-homosexuality-in-ghana-a-study-of-the-klottey-korle-sub-metropolitan-area-of-accra. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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ADUA, JUSTICE . "Religion And Homosexuality In Ghana: Assessing The Factors Constraining The Legalisation Of Homosexuality In Ghana: A Study Of The Klottey Korle Sub-Metropolitan Area Of Accra". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Apr. 2021. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/religion-and-homosexuality-in-ghana-assessing-the-factors-constraining-the-legalisation-of-homosexuality-in-ghana-a-study-of-the-klottey-korle-sub-metropolitan-area-of-accra >.

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ADUA, JUSTICE . "Religion And Homosexuality In Ghana: Assessing The Factors Constraining The Legalisation Of Homosexuality In Ghana: A Study Of The Klottey Korle Sub-Metropolitan Area Of Accra" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/religion-and-homosexuality-in-ghana-assessing-the-factors-constraining-the-legalisation-of-homosexuality-in-ghana-a-study-of-the-klottey-korle-sub-metropolitan-area-of-accra

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JUSTICE YAW ADUA Field: Sociology Type: Thesis 122 PAGES (29916 WORDS) (pdf)