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Parliament dragged to Supreme Court over Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Parliament dragged to Supreme Court over Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
A journalist, Richard Dela Sky has filed a lawsuit against Parliament at the Supreme Court regarding the passage of the Anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The controversial bill was unanimously passed by legislators on February 28, 2024, after years of deliberation. Pressure is intensifying on President Akufo-Addo from Members of Parliament to sign the bill into law. However, the President has already indicated that he will refrain from giving his assent until the court makes a pronouncement on the case. The bill proposes a three-to-five-year jail term for individuals who promote or sponsor LGBTQ activities, while those caught in the act are to be sentenced to a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 3 years. The reliefs sought by the journalist include an order restraining President Akuf...
Parliament unanimously passes Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Parliament unanimously passes Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
After nearly three years of deliberation, Parliament has finally passed the highly contentious Anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The bill, introduced in the House years ago, was approved unanimously on Wednesday, February 28, following the completion of the third reading. Proposed amendments to the bill were rejected by the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, during the session. The bill is now slated to be forwarded to President Akufo-Addo for his assent. The Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, withdrew several proposed amendments to the bill on February 21. However, during Wednesday's parliamentary session, Afenyo-Markin reiterated his stance on the bill, expressing opposition to certain provisions. He argued against measures that could prevent individuals or groups from providing support to vu...
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