• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Step-child adoption only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    N/A
  • 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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Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
up to 3 years in prison.
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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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Right to change legal gender in Ghana

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Current status
Illegal
they haven't even legalized same sex activity.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Ghana

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Current status
Step-child adoption only
only exception there.
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LGBT discrimination in Ghana

?
Current status
(since Jan 12, 1960)
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal, there are no legal protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ghana

?
Current status
No protections
No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ghana

?
Current status
No protections
Under the 1992 Ghana Criminal Code.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ghana

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Current status
N/A
It is unknown.
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

?
Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Ghana.



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