Parliament Approves 3 to 5-year Jail term for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Sponsors

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Parliament in Ghana has recently passed new legislation that imposes stricter sanctions on individuals who actively promote, fund, or support LGBTQ+ activities in the country.

Under the new law, individuals involved in these activities will face a minimum prison term of three years, with a maximum of five years. Those found directly engaging in such acts will be subject to a minimum sentence of six months, which can be extended up to three years.

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During the parliamentary debate on the bill’s amendment, Sam Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, explained the rationale behind these punitive measures.

He emphasized that the focus of public interest lies primarily in the advocacy and promotion of LGBTQ+ activities rather than individuals’ private behavior.

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Hon. Sam George further clarified that individuals directly participating in these actions would face prison terms ranging from six months to three years. However, those actively promoting, sponsoring, or supporting such agendas would face increased penalties of a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years.

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