Retract or die – Foh-Amoaning fights ‘small boy’ lawyer, Kpebu over gay rights

Retract or die – Foh-Amoaning fights ‘small boy’ lawyer, Kpebu over gay rights

Lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning has descended on his colleague lawyer, Martin Kpebu over the latter’s comment on gay rights.

Mr Foh-Amoaning who warned Mr Kpebu against championing gay rights in the country said he should remain quiet if he is ignorant on the law on homosexuality in Ghana.

Speaking on Ashanti Region based Kumasi FM, the law lecturer advised Mr. Kpebu who he described as a small boy to retract his statement or he may die.

His comments is in reaction to Mr Kpebu’s statement that same-sex marriage may be legalised in Ghana by 2039.

Mr Kpebu who spoke at a workshop organised by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) last Thursday, 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.

In a swift rebuttal, Mr Foh-Amoaning 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.”

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