Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament Dominic Nitiwul has charged religious groups that feel strongly about same sex marriage to develop a private member’s Bill proscribing the practice in Ghana.
According to him, these groups merely talking about the practice and leaving it hanging is not enough to see their objectives being realized.
The Christian Council of Ghana has challenged President John Mahama to publicly state Ghana’s position on same sex marriage.
According to the Council it is important that President Mahama speaks to the issue now, since his forerunner – the late President John Atta Mills unequivocally stated the country’s opposition to same sex marriage.
The Christian Council’s call follows the United States legalizing same sex marriages, a move which has sparked arguments in several countries around the world.
But in an interview with Kasapa 102.3 FM‘s Maame Broni, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul who is also the Member of Parliament for Bimbila expressed confidence that MPs will not hesitate in outlawing same sex marriage if such a Bill is presented before them.
“I’m challenging the religious bodies to develop a Bill banning same sex marriage in Ghana and then forward it to the Attorney General for fine tuning and see if the Members of Parliament will not pass it into law, just talking about the issue in the media is not enough to change anything”.