Law lecturer Moses Foh-Amoaning has asked his colleague lawyer, Mr Martin Kpebu, to be cautious with his pronouncements on gay rights in the country.
Mr Foh-Amoaning said Mr Kpebu should desist from making comments on homosexual issues if he does not know what the laws in Ghana say about it.
He was speaking on ‘The Hot Platform’ on Kumasi FM 104.1 on Saturday, 25 May 2019 when called to react to a comment by Mr Kpebu who recently said same-sex marriage may be legalised by 2039.
At a workshop organised by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) last Thursday, Mr Kpebu said although same-sex relationships are a major taboo in many African countries, Ghana cannot fight the international pressure that comes with such advocacy, adding that it was just a question of time.
Mr Kpebu said the law inherited from the British colonial government was inconsistent with the fundamental human rights of the individual and violates a person’s right to dignity.
“What two adult people do in private, why is it another man’s business?” he queried.
“You think in 20 years we would not have legalised same-sex marriage? We can’t stand the force. It’s just a question of time,” Mr Kpebu said at the event.
But Mr Foh-Amoaning, who lectures at the Ghana School of Law, said: “I don’t know whether he is being influenced by some people to make comments like these. He should be careful, he is a young lawyer and if he doesn’t know what the law says, he should stop making pronouncements on it.
“This is not a curse I am reigning on him, but what he is doing is a fight against God, he is a small boy,” Mr Foh-Amoaning told the host Obaa Adwoa Nelson Aweh.
He added: “There is a lot of falsehood being peddled around about homosexual rights, especially same-sex marriage being a human right, therefore, Mr Kpebu’s comments”, adding that: “If he doesn’t retract the comments, he might even die before the said 2039.”