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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Step-child adoption only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #22 out of 33 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(88.63%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (10.54%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #27 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(92.54%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (7.17%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #36 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(96%) No
Yes (3%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #110 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(92%) Not a good place
Good place (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Ghana

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Homosexual activity in Ghana is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

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.
Added by robertshippey  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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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Same-sex marriage in Ghana is not legal.

Current status
Since Jan 12, 1960
Not legal
Same sex marriage is not recognized in Ghana
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ghana

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ghana is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Ghana, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Ghana

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Right to change legal gender in Ghana is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ghana

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ghana is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Ghana

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LGBT discrimination in Ghana is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1992
No protections
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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LGBT employment discrimination in Ghana is ambiguous.

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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LGBT housing discrimination in Ghana is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 1, 2018
No protections
No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Same-sex adoption in Ghana

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Same-sex adoption in Ghana is step-child adoption only.

Current status
Step-child adoption only
only exception there. Missing laws for joint adoption. As well as single adoption.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Ghana

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Serving openly in military in Ghana is legal.

Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ghana

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ghana is legal.

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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Conversion therapy in Ghana is not banned.

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/
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Ghana

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Equal age of consent in Ghana is equal.

Current status
Equal
According to the Ghana Parliament.
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Ghana.