Anti-gay hate overshadows Ghana elections

  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    Anti-gay hate overshadows Ghana elections

    Anti-gay hate campaigns muddies Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections
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    Dec 15, 2012 9:22 AM GMT
    " Polls indicate a tight race between the current ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

    Campaigns by NPP supporters have been riddled with anti-gay rhetoric and rants, alleging the outgoing government was soft on homosexuality which said to be western ´imported´ ´disease´ that threatens to infect the country."

    I looked up the "New Patriotic Party", they are a conservative right-wing party. They belong to the International Democrat Union, an international group of conservative parties to which the Republican Party in the US also belongs. Guess what else? Their party symbol is the elephant!