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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...

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