Magoo, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Communications team, has sparked controversy by using American Vice President Kamala Harris’ marriage as a reason to reject same-sex relationships in Ghana. Magoo argued that Harris’ decision to travel to Ghana with her husband, Douglas Emhoff, who is a man, is a clear indication that same-sex marriages go against cultural and moral values.
During her visit to Ghana, Harris had expressed her support for LGBTQ+ rights, stating that it is a human rights issue. She emphasized that every person has the right to live as they want and that she strongly believes in equality among all people. However, Magoo countered this position by insisting that Ghana is a sovereign country with its own rights, and that the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has not been bold enough to take a clear stand on the matter.
President Akufo-Addo, on his part, assured Ghanaians that his government had made significant input into the anti-LGBTQ+ bill currently before parliament. He added that the bill, which is being championed by a handful of MPs, will still have to be ratified by him if it is passed.
The controversy over same-sex relationships continues to be a contentious issue in Ghana, with advocates for LGBTQ+ rights pushing for greater acceptance and recognition. However, opponents argue that such relationships go against Ghanaian cultural and religious values and should not be tolerated. The debate is likely to continue as the country seeks to balance its traditional values with the demands of a changing world