Ghana Legislature Debates The World's Most Homophobic Law
Last week, the Parliament of Ghana began public hearings on a controversial plan to criminalize the practice and promotion of homosexuality, a proposed law that is widely supported by the religious leaders, including the country's Catholic bishops. The hearings are part of a debate, expected to last around four months, on the "Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill". If the controversial law passes, LGBTQ+ people or individuals who “hold out” for the queer community can face five to 10 year prison sentences. Medical care for trans people will also be at risk due to the law criminalizing anyone giving care to individuals undergoing gender-affirming treatment.