Homosexuality in Ghana: Morality, Law, Human Rights

  •  Raymond A. Atuguba    


This paper addresses the status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons in Ghana. Firstly, it examines the effects of Ghana’s laws and law enforcement practices on the ability of members of the LGBT community to live openly and freely and to enjoy all the rights guaranteed other citizens. Secondly, it explores the current state of affairs within the country as regards the LGBT population, addressing specifically, how members of the community are treated by Ghanaian society. On the whole, the paper advocates for the recognition of members of the LGBT community as equal members of Ghanaian society, deserving of the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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