Ghana: Bill makes LGBTI people illegal

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Bill in Ghana makes LGBTI+ designation illegal. Imprisonment for up to three years

Its parliament Ghana passed a new bill that imposes up to three years in prison on anyone convicted of identifying as LGBT+.

Ghana parliament passes anti-LGBTQ bill • FRANCE 24 English

The rights of LGBTI+ people are being violated in conservative Ghana

It also imposes a maximum penalty five years imprisonment to create or finance LGBTI+ groups.

Lawmakers rejected efforts to replace prison sentences with community service and counseling.

It is the latest sign of growing opposition to LGBTI+ rights in the conservative West African nation.

With the support of the two major political parties

The bill, which he had the support of Ghana’s two major political parties, will only come into effect if President Nana Akufo-Addo signs it into law. He had stated that he would do so if the majority of Ghanaians so desired.

Homosexuality is already illegal in Ghana and carries a prison sentence of three years.

Last month Amnesty International warned that the bill “poses significant threats to the fundamental rights and freedoms’ of LGBTI+ people».


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