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Being gay is not un-African. A philosopher’s perspective

By Martin Odei Ajei, Associate Professor of Philosophy , University of Ghana
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Most African countries are constitutional democracies that afford extensive rights and freedoms to their citizens, and safeguard their dignity.

It is arbitrary, to say the least, to exclude from these the right to express sexuality or gender identity. But opponents of homosexuality would like to do just that. They often invoke “public interest”, “protection of community” and “morals” to violate the dignity of homosexuals.

Ghana’s current constitution, for example, is widely hailed…The Conversation


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