Anti-LGBT bill to be passed soon – Speaker of Parliament assures 

anti lgbt bill to be passed soon speaker of parliament assures 

There Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban Bagbin has assured that the anti-LGBT Bill before parliament will be passed before the 2024 elections.

He disclosed this at a media engagement, where he emphatically mentioned that the committee in Parliament responsible for the bill are seeing to its successful passage. 

“the sexual rights and human values Bill that is being handled by the committee will definitely be passed before the next elections. That Bill will go through” he assured.

“When we talk about sexual rights, we are talking about things that will add value to human beings by way of creating opportunities and equal playing ground in giving privileges and rights to everyone and removing all the restrictions and hurdles to make people freer. That is what we call human rights, whatever negates this is not a human right”, the Speaker of Parliament added.

The Bill will incriminate people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity and slap them with up to a 10-year jail term. Other forms of support for the LGBTQ+ community will also be criminalized if the Bill is passed into law.

The Minority on the other had already grumbled about the delay by the Committee to get the anti-LGBT Bill ready, further threatening to block the passage of government Bills due to this delay.

Bagbin urged the Committee handling the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill to fast-track its processes to get its report presented to the house for a debate.

News about LGBT in Ghana generated discussion and varying opinions with the majority of Ghanaians showing stern opposition to the LGBT community and associated practices.

Some Ghanaians have also expressed varying opinions about clauses in the document.

Some people are of the view that MPs who support the passage of the Bill may be at the losing end with regards to certain privileges from members of the international community.

Some offices of LGBT community in Ghana were closed down following heated pressure mounted on the government to stop their operations as their activities are in contravention of morality and the Ghanaian culture. 

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