Wednesday, March 6, 2024

HRW requires Ghana President to veto anti-LGBTQ bill

Human Rights Watch required Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo to unequivocally reject The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 and refuse to sign it. 

The bill was passed last month by the parliament making it illegal to identify as LGBTQ in Ghana. 

Under the passed bill, anyone identifying as LGBTQ could face up to three years in prison, while anyone who forms or funds LGBTQ groups could face up to 5 years in prison. 

The bill awaits assent by the president before it becomes law. However, Akufo-Addo said his government will wait for a Supreme Court ruling before taking action on the bill. 

LGBTQ people in Ghana have historically faced serious human rights abuses including discrimination, and  they are living in constant fear of being attacked in public because of their sexual orientation. 

No way, Ghana!!!

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