It is lumped together with bestiality in Section 104 of Ghana’s criminal code, otherwise known as the “Unnatural Carnal Knowledge” law.
The law defines unnatural carnal knowledge as “sexual intercourse with a person in an unnatural manner or with an animal.” - Ghana:- Reggae star Blakk Rasta says being gay is "a mental/genetic disorder" (2011).
Homophobia in Ghana (Homophobia Plagues Africa) (2010): Monday’s statements by a prominent Ghanaian activist provide further evidence of the alarming homophobia that is sweeping across Africa. Bernice Sam, National Programme Coordinator of Wi LDAF (Women in Law and Development) in Ghana argued publicly for the Constitution Review Commission to limit Ghana’s definition of marriage to include heterosexual couples only. These statements are just the most recent addition to a growing fervor of discrimination, paranoia, and hatred directed at sexual minorities in Africa.
John Dumelo Slammed In Nigeria For Acting In Gay Movie (2010): The film is entitled “Men In Love.” It features scenes where top Enugu-based actor Muna Obiekwe is romancing and hitting the back side of Ghana top actor John Dumelo who is facing down on the bed without any string of inner wears.
- Ghana Drive to Limit Same-Sex Marriage Paves way for Gay Criminalization (2010).
- Gay rights activist spreads his message in Ghana (2010).
- Coming out in Africa - or staying in (2004): In Ghana, a culture of silence exists around same-sex love, and Europeans and Americans are sometimes accused of enticing the locals to break their contradictory taboos.
- One percent of Ghanaians are gay or lesbian (2011): More than 200,000 people or one per cent of Ghana's adult population regard themselves as gay or lesbian, according a study.
- Catholic Bishops Condemn Pedophilia, Homosexuality in Country (2009).- GEC condemns attempts to promote homosexuality (2010): The Global Evangelical Church (GEC) has appealed to the government not to yield to the pressures to promote cultures that were inimical to the moral and spiritual health of Ghanaians in the name of human right.A Note from Ghana to Homosexuals: “Go Elsewhere” (2011): As you pass through immigration at Accra International Airport, before you reach the baggage claim, there is a sign which reads “Welcome!! Homosexuality is socially and legally unacceptable in Ghana. The tone of the seemingly friendly sign changes abruptly, however, when you read the note highlighted in red below the greeting: “Ghana does not welcome paedophiles and other sexual deviants.” The sign then proceeds to assert that Ghana “imposes extremely harsh penalties on such sexually aberrant behavior,” and that if you happen to be one of these sexual deviants, then you should “go elsewhere” for “everybody’s good.” In Ghana, “sexually aberrant behavior” includes homosexuality, and for that matter any kind of sexuality other than heterosexuality.- Anglican Church in Ghana Condemns Homosexuality at Synod Meeting (2010).
- Homosexuality gaining grounds in Ghana as two men wed in Kumasi (2011). She was quoted as saying that it will be “almost impossible for the act of homosexuality to be considered criminal” if the constitution is not reworded in this way.