• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Step-child adoption only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Ghana ranks #36 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(96%) No
Yes (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Ghana

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Current status
(since Jan 12, 1960)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
If the person is of 16 years or older and has consent, imprisonment not exceeding 3 years. If the person does not have consent, from 5 to 25 years.
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Jan 12, 1960–Sep 19, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. decriminalization pending.
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Same-sex marriage in Ghana

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Current status
(since Jan 12, 1960)
Not legal
Same sex marriage is not recognized in Ghana
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Jan 12, 1960–Sep 11, 2018
Unrecognized
No laws in place for same sex couples. As well lgbt couples are forced into heterosexual marriages.
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Right to change legal gender in Ghana

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery not required but provided. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Ghana

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Current status
Step-child adoption only
only exception there. Missing laws for joint adoption. As well as single adoption.
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LGBT discrimination in Ghana

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Jan 1, 1992–Sep 9, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Homosexuality is illegal. As well physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also common. Discrimination in state employment only.
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Current status
(since Jan 12, 1960)
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal, there are no legal protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ghana

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Current status
(since Apr 1, 2018)
Ambiguous
Only in state employment only.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ghana

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Current status
(since Apr 1, 2018)
No protections
No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ghana

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Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Ghana

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Current status
Equal
According to the Ghana Parliament.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ghana

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Current status
Legal
According to the National Ghana Blood Service.
Sources:
nbsghana.org/sample-page/
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Conversion therapy in Ghana

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Current status
Not banned
up to 400 people have been treated for homosexuality. on August 27, 2018.
Sources:
www.gaytimes.co.uk/news/112479/up-to-400-people-are-to-be-treated-for-homosexuality-at-a-camp-in-ghana/
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Ghana.



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