Sam George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram and a prominent advocate for the anti-LGBTQI+ bill, expressed his strong opposition to individuals practicing LGBTQ+ orientations, stating that they are in direct violation of the constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
According to Sam George, these individuals do not deserve any form of protection or recognition.
During an interview with Bridget Otoo on Metro TV’s #newsnight, Sam George compared LGBTQ+ individuals to groups such as armed robbers and prostitutes, emphasizing that they are not officially recognized in the country. As a result, he argued that they lack the legitimacy to enjoy the rights granted to recognized and lawful groups.
In his view, LGBTQ+ individuals are considered deviants who do not possess rights, and the law should deal with them accordingly, rather than providing them protection.
Sam George also stated that he is unaware of how the bill will adversely affect the queer community or other minority groups. He claimed that only groups recognized by law should be considered, and he is not aware of any group recognized by law that will be negatively impacted by the bill.
The MP warned that any country attempting to pressure Ghana into supporting the queer community would face repercussions, including specific attacks on their businesses and business interests.
On Wednesday, July 5, Ghana’s Parliament unanimously adopted the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2022.” The bill will now move to the consideration stage, followed by a third reading before it can be passed into law.