Ghanaian lawmaker Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Condemns Oral, Anal Sex Through Anti-LGBTQ Bill

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Ghanaian lawmaker Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Condemns Oral, Anal Sex Through Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Ghana’s Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has condemned oral and anal sex in her defence of the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” otherwise known as the anti-LGBTQ Bill.

Owusu-Ekuful, a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Ablekuma through the Patriotic Party (NPP) on the floor of the Parliament Wednesday, said those practicing anal and oral sex are breaching Ghanaian law.

According to Ghana Business News, the lawmaker also called on women who were compelled by their husbands into engaging in oral and anal sex to report the incidents to the police for assistance.

“Mr. Speaker, for the avoidance of doubt and the information of all Ghanaians, oral sex, anal sex regardless of whether it is between woman and man, man and man or woman and woman is illegal under our law and so, if there is anybody who is practicing oral sex or anal sex please note that what you are doing is against the existing law of this country,” she said.

The aim of the Bill is to provide for proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian Family Values proscribe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+), and related activities.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful further said, “Mr. Speaker, some wives have faced threats of divorce from their husbands for refusing to participate in such sexual acts.

“I will urge any woman or young girl being subjected to any such practice under the guise of heterosexual sex to know that what they are being asked to do is against and law and must seek help from the Police,” said.

“Mr Speaker, anal sex is unnatural carnal knowledge, use of sex toys is unnatural carnal knowledge,” she said.

The Motion of the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” was moved on the floor of Parliament for a second reading by Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, a National Democratic Congress (NDC), MP for Ho West and it was supported by Rev John Ntim Fordjour, an NPP MP for Assin South.