General News of Monday, 1 August 2011

Source: myjoyonline

New CHRAJ boss advocates decriminalization of homosexuality

The newly appointed head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is advocating the decriminalization of homosexuality.

The law in its current state prohibits unnatural carnal knowledge which many believe criminalizes the sexual orientation of homosexuals.

But Lauretta Lamptey says homosexuals have rights under the law and does not believe their activities should be criminalized.

Speaking on the Super Morning Show prior to her first day in office on Monday, Ms Lamptey also waded into the politics of insults that seems to be creeping into the nation’s body politic.

She therefore advocates that if there are specific sanctions that offer remedies to individuals who are slighted, it will help clamp down on such negative tendencies.

Touching on the fight against corruption, Ms Lamptey urged the citizenry to make available certain evidence and information that can be used in the corrupt practices.