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Make Polygamy Legal Before You Lecture Us On LGBTQI – Sam George Chides US Ambassador



The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George has slammed the US Ambassador to Ghana for her comments on LGBTQI rights in Ghana.

Sam Nartey George

He said the United States cannot lecture Ghana on what to what with its morals because they are equally guilty on curtailing human rights.

Sam George noted that the United States lacks the moral grounding to raise issues about human rights because the country is against marriage to more than one spouse.

“We will take a lecture from the American ambassador when her government decides not to discriminate against people who have a right to polygamy in the United States.

“When the US is able to respect the right of persons to have more than one wife legally, which is allowed in Ghana.

“When they respect the right of persons to marry multiple women or multiple men as they so choose which is also the fundamental human right to association, then we will have a conversation. But until they are able to respect the right of persons in the US who want to be polygamous, then they don’t have any moral right to talk to us.” Sam George said on JoyNews’ The Probe on Sunday.

The MP further stated that until the US signed up with the International Criminal Court, they cannot lecture Ghana on human rights.

“…for now the US government is the last government that should speak about human rights. They are the biggest abusers of human rights and so we will give them a lecture on human rights. They have to respect the fundamental human rights of people and not the other way round.”

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer who urged Ghanaian MPs to respect the rights of all persons, irrespective of their sexual orientation.

“We are not commenting on the morality of this. We are just asking for people’s rights to be respected so that they be left peaceful and free from harm”.

She has advised Ghanaian lawmakers to respect international obligations and domestic laws which centre on the need to protect the rights of all persons, irrespective of their sexual orientation.

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