Constitutional and Legal Affairs C’ttee resumes public hearing of LGBTQI+ Bill today

The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs is due to resume its public hearings on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values 2021 Bill.

Approximately eight individuals or organizations are slated to appear before the Committee today to make their remarks, after which the Committee will conduct further interrogations.

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, little than 24 hours after the initial hearing from petitioners on the Bill, the Committee terminated its sessions.

Due to time constraints, the Committee’s Chairman, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, announced that the public hearing will be suspended after the first session.

So far, the Committee has received over 140 memos related to the Bill.

If passed in its current form, the bill will make lesbianism, gay, bisexuality, transgender identity, and related acts illegal.

The Concerned Ghanaian Citizens, a group opposed to the Bill’s passage, appeared before the Committee for the first time on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and condemned it as a breach of human rights.

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They emphasized that the bill will foster hate towards people who identify as LGBTQ+.

The group’s spokesperson, Akoto Ampaw, accused

Source: MyjoyOnline


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