Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, a board member of the LGBTQ+ Rights Ghana has stated that the new anti-gay bill which has been presented to parliament awaiting passage is so unfair which is why she’ll vehemently continue opposing it till she drops dead.
She claims the argument been erected in favour of the bill hateful and claims that “all those who argue in favor of it do so without basis.”
Making her stance clear on Happy FM, madam Fiatsi said; “I don’t know what I’ll do yet but that is never going to change my view on this bill, and that is never going to change my sexuality and gender. As a result, I’ll have to battle until the last drop of blood.”
Some legislators led by the NDC’s Sam George presented a draft of the Bill to the Speaker of Parliament on June 29, 2021. The goal of this bill is to broaden the current law, which allows for up to three years in prison for same-sex activities.
When passed, the proposed measure will make it illegal to advocate for, fund, or act on behalf of LGBTQ+ persons, while also promoting conversion therapy programs that seek to “convert” people from homosexuality to heterosexuality.
Meanwhile, a group of fifteen well-known legal, intellectual, and civil society figures have signed a memorandum opposing the anti-gay legislation currently before Parliament.
They argue in the memorandum that the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, which intends to punish LGBTQ+ and related activities, is a “unacceptable violation of human dignity.”
In the same vein, NPP’s Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has hailed Ningo Prampram, Sam George as the surest presidential candidate for Democratic Congress (NDC) in the not-too-distant-future.
He made the comment after the astute lawmaker distinguished himself in an interview with CNN concerning the anti-gay bill before Parliament.
In a tweet, Gabby described Sam George as young, articulate, driven, bold, & extremely popular which underlines his credentials to lead the NDC in the future.
“If politics is all about populism & popularity then I have fantastic news for the NDC: they have found their next presidential candidate & he is the MP for Ningo Prampram #SamGeorge. Young, articulate, driven, bold, & extremely popular. The main sponsor of the anti-LBGTQI Bill,” he tweeted.