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The anti-gay bill is pure madness

Author:
Peter Dogbe
Date:
2021-10-13 23:08:47


How could any Ghanaian support these clauses of the anti-gay bill that's pending in Parliament?

"Clause 12 also prohibits a person from engaging or participating in an activity that promotes, supports SYMPATHY for or a change of public opinion towards an act prohibited under the Bill commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years or not more than ten years."

"Furthermore, where a person is convicted under clauses 12 and 13, the OWNER OF THE MEDIA, technological platform or technological account on which the material or information is circulated, is deemed to have committed the offence unless it is proved that the owner did not consent to, or connive at the commission of the offence and the owner did exercise the degree of reasonable diligence as ought in the circumstances to have been exercised to prevent the commission of the offence."

- Copied from the bill.

"Same-sex conduct is already a crime in the West African country, with violators facing a three-year sentence, but the new Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill seeks to criminalize identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, nonbinary, queer, an ally “or any other sexual or gender identity that is contrary to the binary categories of male and female,” according to a VERSION OF THE BILL leaked online.

Advocating for the rights of anyone in those categories — through speech, printed material, electronic media or other means — could result in an even steeper sentence of up to a decade in prison. "

(Click on VERSION OF THE BILL for pdf copy of the bill)

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/ghana-poised-vote-worst-anti-lgbtq-bill-ever-advocates-warn-rcna1545
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Kwaku Romeo esq
10-14 00:45
Peter Dogbe
10-14 03:53
does it have a right to govern itself
10-14 01:56