LGBTQI+ Bill: We shall not relent-Sam George roars
Lead campaigner of the “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021”, Sam George has posited that they will not relent in their efforts in ensuring that the bill is passed.
The MP for Ningo Prampram said he is shocked at the several support they have received from groups and individuals in ensuring that the law is passed.
The Bill, among others, seeks to strengthen and augment existing legislation on the country’s penal code, which criminalizes consensual “unnatural carnal knowledge” with people over the age of 16 years 1ad7 under section 104 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) as amended by Act 646 of 2003.
The bill is expected to ensure that people who engage in homosexual activity could be fined or go to jail for between three to five years.
The law would also make it a crime for any person to identify as a lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual, queer, pansexual or non-binary (LGBTQ+) and would be punishable by five years in prison.
Besides, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights would also be illegal under the bill, with activists facing jail sentences of between five and ten years.
Sam Geroge is one of the 8 MPs who presented the private members’ bill before parliament.
In a recent tweet, Sam George said the support has been massive, and as proponents of the bill, they will not relent in their efforts.
”I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the work we are doing with #TheBill. The messages, calls and prayers are deeply appreciated. We shall not relent. We shall prevail.”