U.S Offers Ghana Assistance on LGBT Rights

In a video news conference with Ghana's Daily Graphic Newspaper, Lisa Thomas-Greenfield the Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of African Affairs stated that the United States would be open to helping the country develop legislation that protected the rights of LGBT people. Being gay is a criminal act, in Ghana and many countries in Africa, that comes with jail terms ranging from 5 to 25 years in prison.

Greenfield says, "I am an Africa American, I have gone through the experience of being in a country where there were questions about that, so for us, it is unequivocal that regardless of people’s sexual orientation, regardless of their gender, we want all people to be treated with all the rights and protection of human rights that we expect from all countries.’ - See more at: Gay Star News

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