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Ghana’s president calls for tolerance over anti-LGBTQ+ bill debate

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he expects tolerance from citizens as the country’s parliament prepares to debate an anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The bill which is being sponsored by some Members of Parliament has support of religious bodies and seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. Various human rights activists have expressed their displeasure at Ghana’s lawmakers to pass such a law. Debates over the bill have been intense and heated but President Akufo-Addo called for civil debate and tolerance. “What I would hope for…

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UN Human Rights Council criticizes Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – The United Nations Human Rights council has criticized Ghana’s attempt to introduce tougher laws against LGBTQ+ persons and their activities in the country. Ghana’s lawmakers have laid in parliament a new draft bill titled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021″. It is being sponsored by some individual lawmakers who are anti-LGBTQ+ activists. According to details of the bill, anyone of the same sex that engages in sexual intercourse are “liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than seven…

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