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Parliament approves 3 to 5-Year Sentences for Promotion of LGBTQI+

Parliament approves 3 to 5-Year Sentences for Promotion of LGBTQI+

In a recent parliamentary decision, custodial sentences ranging from three to five years have been endorsed for individuals found guilty of promoting, sponsoring, or supporting LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana.

Those engaged in such activities could face imprisonment for a minimum of six months to a maximum of three years under the newly passed bill. The legislation, aimed at upholding traditional Ghanaian family values, underwent rigorous debate during parliamentary proceedings.

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MP Sam Nartey George emphasized that Ghanaians oppose the advocacy of LGBTQ+ activities while respecting individuals’ privacy. He clarified that the public’s concern lies with the promotion of such activities rather than personal conduct, stating, “What created the confusion was the establishment of an advocacy of the promotion of the activities. That is what Ghanaians are against. Nobody is interested in what you do in your bedroom.”

Furthermore, MP George outlined the penalties for those involved, explaining, “The punishment for one caught in the act yesterday February 7, is to be a minimum of 6 months, maximum of 3 years.” He underscored that individuals actively promoting, sponsoring, or supporting the LGBTQ+ agenda could face more severe consequences, with sentences ranging from a minimum of three years to a maximum of five years.

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