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Anti-LGBTQ: NPP, NDC ‘happy’ after bill passgae

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2 months ago
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The Parliament of Ghana has unanimously passed the anti-gay bill with members from both sides of the House supporting it.

Known as the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, its passage brings to a close years of advocacy for and against the bill by sections of Ghanaian society.

While some human rights advocates pushed for the bill to be quashed, some hardliners in favour of the bill remained defiant and advocated strongly for its passage.

In Parliament, the bill has gone through several stages with countermotions by members from both sides, all geared towards streamlining the bill to avoid its abuse and violation of fundamental human rights, something both the Majority and Minority Caucuses described as acceptable.

Today, both sides unanimously approved the bill without any hesitations or hindrances.

The bill criminalizes the promotion, advocacy, funding and acts of homosexuality.

It also hands prison terms of up to ten years in prison for LGBTQ+ advocates and three years for anyone identifying as such.

source: Theannouncergh.com