February 28, 2024

Ghana’s Parliament has finally passed the Anti-LGBTQ bill into law.

The bill aims to uphold proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values while prohibiting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+), and related activities.

The Bill in its current form proposes a jail term ranging from six months to three years for those found engaged in same-sex activities, with a more severe punishment of three to five years for promoters and activists of LGBTQ rights.

After more than three years of deliberations, the bill was unanimously approved on Wednesday, February 28, following the completion of the third reading.

During the session, Speaker Alban Bagbin rejected proposed amendments to the bill.