The contentious Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 has been suggested for passage by the house by the Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee.
The majority of Ghanaians, according to the Committee, support the law.
The Committee notified the House that it had petitioned the Attorney-General for its opinion while acknowledging that the measure raised “significant human rights concerns.”
The Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, should be passed into law, subject to the changes proposed by the Committee, according to an 18-page document signed by the chair of the committee, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi.
According to Mr. Anyimadu-Antwi, the choice was made after taking the Attorney General’s counsel into account.
On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, a private member’s measure addressing the contentious LGBT issue was delivered to Speaker Alban Bagbin
The advocates favor making homosexual acts, as well as their propagation, advocacy, and financial support, illegal in the nation.
Despite the fact that the Bill is in Parliament, the LGBTQ+ issue gained attention once more during US Vice President Kamala Harris’ tour to Ghana.
“I feel very strongly about the importance of supporting freedom and the fight for equality among all people, and that all people be treated equally,” Madam Harris said in her speech to the group.
“I will also say that this is an issue that we consider, and I consider to be a human rights issue, and that will not change.”
Even though she did not directly address the bill in Ghana’s Parliament, a section of Ghanaians took offense with her answer.
Notable people including, the Speaker of Parliament described her comments as undemocratic and “should not be tolerated.”