Outspoken Ghanaian Lawyer, Maurice Ampaw, has described Human rights activists pushing for gay rights as mad.
Lawyer, Maurice Ampaw made this comment in relation to a report released by Human Rights Watch which suggested that Ghanaians treat Gays as Second Class citizens.
In the report, Human Right Watch noted that Ghanaians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) suffer widespread discrimination and abuse and are virtually living as second-class citizens.
Human Rights Watch is, therefore, questioning the retention of section 104 of the Criminal Offences Act since that is thwarting efforts to protect the rights of members of the LGBTI community.
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw speaking on Atinka midday news noted that society consists of two groups of people, these are right thinking members and those who according to him do not think right.
According to the renowned lawyer, members of the LGBTI are not right thinking members of the community hence does not deserve to be respected or shown mercy.
“Gays and Lesbians are just like criminals, they are threats to the society and do not deserve rights enjoyed by the average Ghanaian”.