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Supporters

According to the U.S. State Department's website, the U.S. and the African nation of Ghana are 'close' and 'strong' allies. Additionally, the U.S. provides Ghana with over $100 million annually in aid and assistance, while many major U.S.-based corporations conduct millions of dollars worth of business there.

In an abhorrent move, Ghana's Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo called for the immediate arrest of all persons 'suspected of homosexual activity' in the region, ordering law enforcement agencies and even landlords to turn people in and make the arrests.

This is more than discrimination; it is pure hatred and violence, and threatens the citizens of Ghana, and international tourists and business people visiting the African country. The United States should not stand for this from anyone, let alone one of our trusted allies.

Letter to
U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Donald G. Teitelbaum
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. State Department Johnnie Carson
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
and 1 other
President of the United States
I strongly urge you to demand Ghana to rescind an order to arrest all persons suspected of being gay, and to demand the immediate resignation of the Minister (Paul Evans Aidoo) that made the order.

According to the U.S. State Department's website, the U.S. and the African nation of Ghana are 'close' and 'strong' allies. Additionally, the U.S. provides Ghana with over $100 million annually in aid and assistance, while many major U.S.-based corporations conduct millions of dollars worth of business there.

In an abhorrent move, Ghana's Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo called for the immediate arrest of all persons 'suspected of homosexual activity' in the region, ordering law enforcement agencies and even landlords to turn-in and make the arrests.

This is more than discrimination; it is pure hatred and violence, and threatens the citizens of Ghana, and international tourists and business people visiting the African country. The United States should not stand for this from anyone, let alone one of our trusted allies.

In the very least, you should issue a warning immediately to all Americans in Ghana, or travelling to Ghana, that their lives may be in danger.
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I will await your response.