Ghanaian chief threatens to storm parliament to force through anti-LGBT+ bill

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10/13/2021

The “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021”, leaked in July this year, would criminalise everything from sex toys, to trans medical care, to simply being an LGBT+ ally. It has been described by Rightify Ghana as the “most homophobic document the world has ever seen”. The bill is currently with Ghana’s parliamentary committee, and citizens are being asked to send submissions. But Osagyefo Agyeman Badu II, president of Bono Regional House of Chiefs, is so determined to push the bill through that he has threatened to storm parliament with 10,000 homophobes. Osagyefo Agyeman Badu II, who is also Omanhene (paramount chief) of the Dormaa traditional council and a high court justice, said in a speech this week that he was “saddened” by those who support LGBT+ rights. According to Pulse, he said: “It is like some educated are now becoming backward thinkers.” “I heard some people are against the anti-LGBT+ bill,” he continued. “I want the parliamentarians to listen and listen good. It would not be good for all of us because I’ll storm parliament with 10,000 people… I want them to know that it’s not a few people that are supporting Sam George [an MP who jointly submitted the bill] over the bill, but that chiefs in this country are strongly behind him.” “Pastors and majority of Ghanaians are against the LGBT+, saying a man cannot marry man and woman cannot marry a woman because how can they give birth and multiply in the world.

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