Ghana's Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill Adjourned to June 29

Ghana's Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill Adjourned to June 29
Anti-LGBTQ+ bill
The controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill approved by Ghana's parliament on February 28 2024, has been adjourned to June 29 2024. If signed into law by President Nana Akufo-Addo, the bill will introduce harsh restrictions on LGBTQ+ rights, criminalizing same-sex relationships, and imposing severe penalties for promoting LGBTQ+ activities. The bill also bans trans healthcare, forces the disbandment of LGBTQ+ associations, and criminalizes same-sex marriage, adoption and fostering.

Critics argue that the bill violates fundamental human rights, perpetuates discrimination and puts lives at risk. International human rights organizations and diplomats have urged President Akufo-Addo to reject the bill, citing Ghana's commitments to human rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Activists and allies are urging President Akufo-Addo to prioritize inclusivity, diversity and human rights.

As the June 29 deadline approaches, concerns mount about the bill's potential implications for human rights and Ghana's international reputation.

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