Ghana’s top court postpones hearing on challenge to anti-LGBTQ bill

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05/08/2024
ACCRA, May 8 (Reuters) – Ghana’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday that lawyers battling over the legality of one of Africa’s most restrictive anti-LGBTQ bill must amend their motions due to insulting language in their submissions and then postponed the case. Parliament unanimously passed the bill that would intensify a crackdown on LGBTQ rights in the West African nation in February, but President Nana Akufo-Addo has delayed signing it with his office citing pending challenges at the Supreme Court. The ruling by Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo to adjourn Wednesday’s first hearing on the challenges without setting a new date further delays any resolution on a bill that, if signed into law, could jeopardise donor funding for a country facing an economic crisis.
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