They submitted a copy of the draft bill to the speaker Alban Bagbin on June 29, 2021, for his review at a meeting of the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship.
But portions of the draft that went viral on social media on Thursday has reignited a conversation about its nature and scope, which may say violates human rights in Ghana.
The leaked portion of the bill reads: “A person who, by use of media, technological platform, technological account or any other means, produces, procures, markets, broadcasts, disseminates, publishes or distributes a material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under the Bill, or a person uses an electronic device, the Internet service, a film, or any other device capable of electronic storage or transmission to produce, procure, market, broadcast, disseminate,
publishes or distribute a material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under the Bill commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years.”
Reacting to the feedback, Sam George on Twitter, stated that he is happy that the bill has received positive feedback and support.
According to him, homos3xuality is not a human right, hence, the lawmakers of Ghana will do everything in their power to push the bill through.
“I have been overwhelmed by the massive support even here on a very ‘liberal’ platform like Twitter for our Bill on the LGBTQI+ menace. Homos3xuality is NOT a human right. It is a sexual preference. Preferences are not absolute or unregulated. We SHALL pass this Bill through,” he tweeted.
See their tweets below: