Accra, 21 November, 2023 / 11:25 am (ACI Africa).
Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have lauded the West African nation’s parliament for passing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.
The Bill that was approved and adopted by the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in July seeks to criminalize the promotion and practice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) behavior.
“We wish to thank Parliament for the work done so far on the Bill, particularly the commitment of the speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban K.S Bagbin to ensure the successful passing of the Bill,” GCBC members say in their statement issued following their November 6 - 18 Plenary Assembly.
The Catholic Bishops urge Ghanaian lawmakers to “expedite action” in the process of having the Bill, which is to move to the consideration stage, become law
Should the Bill pass the consideration stage, it will move to the third reading, and then the presidential assent, which will make it law.