Joyce Opoku Boateng says it is illegal to close LGBT Office in Ghana
Joyce Opoku Boateng says it is illegal to close LGBT Office in Ghana

It will be illegal to shutdown LGBT office in Ghana – Joyce Opoku Boateng, Human Rights Activist says.

For some time the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Office was opened in Accra.

This led to so many misunderstandings, where most of the people in higher authorities have asked the government to shut down the office since it goes against the culture of the country.

Joyce Opoku Boateng, A Human Right Lawyer has said that it is illegal for the government to shutdown the office they have in Accra.

She said “I don’t think it will be right for anyone to invade their office and attack them because they have not met to engage in any sexual activities. Every human being when you’re born has a fundamental right that no one can take away from you. But we have our norms and culture that frown upon certain things,” she told sit-in host of Morning Starr Lantam Papanko Thursday.

She explained: “If you are caught in the act of having unnatural carnal practice then that’s criminal but when someone expresses his/herself, that’s not criminal because the law is not against that. Assuming someone dresses like a female and you go and beat up the person, it’s a clear case of assault”.

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