Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

The discussion of legalizing the activities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) has been a long-standing issue, but today, the lawmakers of Ghana has passed a bill to criminalize it.

According to the bill, (1) A person who

(a) through media, technological platform, technological account or any other means produces, procures, markets, broadcasts, disseminates, publishes or distributes; or

(b) uses an electronic device, the internet service, a film, or any other device capable of electronic storage or transmission to produce, procure, market, broadcast, disseminate, publish or distribute material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under this Act commits an offence and is liable, on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years. You can view the shots at the tail end of the article for the detailed content.

Over the years, the country has been torn into two halves over views on whether the country should tolerate the LGBT. A few of the celebrities that professed their support for the act are One Love the Kubolor and her sister Deborah. In a series of tweets, they defended why it is very okay for people to allow two adults who have diversifying views on sexuality. Sister Deborah expressed that Ghanaians are afraid of LGBT related activities because they don’t understand them.

Another celebrity that also advocated for the decriminalization of LGBT is Efia Odo. She also stated that Ghanaians should allow gays to live their lives.


Regarding the bill, some Ghanaians have expressed that the respect for human rights that Ghana prides itself on is a scam. Do you also think Ghana should allow the LGBT community the mandate to exercise their rights?




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