The Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi Asokwa, Kobina Tahir Hammond has called on persons fighting the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill currently before Parliament to back off.
In an interview monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, the Law Maker said he has failed o fathom why pro-LGBTQ+ activists have been trying to convince Ghanaians to support a bill which goes against the country’s cultural values.
“It will never happen in Ghana here that we will accept Gay marriage and rights in Ghana…the advocates are crazy…,” he said in the interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen.
KT Hammond further assured Ghanaians that the MPs from various political parties would throw their weight behind the Bill to ensure that it is passed.
“We won’t waste time on the Bill when Parliament resumes so be rest assured of it being passed…,” he added.
Some MPs have presented a private members bill against LGBTQI which has since enjoyed the support of Ghanaians.
If the bill is passed, people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity could be fined or jailed for between three to five years.
The law would also make it a crime to be LGBTQ — it would be punishable by five years in prison for any person to identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual, queer, pansexual or non-binary (someone who doesn’t identify as male or female).
The bill, entitled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021” was submitted to Ghana’s parliament in June.