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Over 15,000 Signatories, More Forces Join Sam George To Push Anti-LGBTQI Bill

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George has disclosed with some excitement a strong force that had pledged its support to advance the passage of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, which is known as the anti-LGBTQI bill, in parliament. The news as shared by the vociferous and a leading proponent of the bill indicated that over fifteen thousand (15,000) signatories have been secured through the various Christian and Islamic institutions to support his course.

 

According to Mr. Nartey George an entire delegation with the leadership of the Church of Pentecost, the Methodist Church of Ghana, Apostolic Church, the Christian Council of Ghana, among other fellowship of the clergy and women groups presented about fifteen (15) memos containing over 15,000 signatories, to him this morning at his office.


He indicated that these authorities have assured of backing him in parliament to present these memos along with other arguments that shall be raised in parliament for the passage of the bill. Mr. Nartey George is very pleased with the support given him, as he expresses with some confidence that the ensuing debate on the matter would take a new turn.


“I can only look forward to the stakeholders’ engagements and the subsequent debates in Parliament as over 100 memos from across the world have come in.

“We have a duty to ourselves to do that which is right, true and lawful. May we discharge ourselves diligently,” he added.


This development gives the Ningo Prampram legislator some renewed energy to push the bill to its conclusion. The debate on the consideration and passage of the anti-LGBTQI bill resurfaced recently when some elites from legal, academic and civil society organisations jointly raised a counter-argument for the rejection of the bill.


The argument as raised by the group which include the famous lawyer Akoto Ampaw, Professor Kwame Karikari, Professor Kofi Gyimah-Boadi, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, and others is that, LBTQI rights are fundamental and that homosexuality is not prohibited by our laws.

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