LGBTQ members in Ghana face constant discrimination. But because of a new draft law currently being debated in parliament, they may now face one of the most challenging criminal prosecutions against homosexuality in history.
Rather than protecting LGBTQ members as they had hoped for years, it has become illegal to have such a sexual identity in public or openly support this community. Moreover, it can officially lead to up to 10 years in prison.
Considering that sexual preference is not a human right in the Constitution, Parliament has conveniently identified sexuality as a public health threat.
This new bill has strong support among the citizens of Ghana based on religious beliefs.
An interview with an anti-LGBTQ politician in the video deepens this point of view. But what do you think of the new law?
CLICK/TAP HERE to watch the video to get an idea of the fear and pressure homosexuals and followers of this community face simply because their sexual privacy is inconsistent with religious morality.
Is it something that still needs to be discussed in 2021, when people are dying of Covid-19 and perpetual wars across the continent?