CHRAJ kicks against anti-gay bill

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, says the passage of the bill for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Protection of Ghanaian Family Values will gravely inhibit their work.

According to the commissioner, Joseph Whittal, the commission is charged with the mandate of protecting the rights of Ghanaians and the passage of the bill currently before Parliament will affect their work.

Speaking at the second public hearing of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the CHRAJ boss argued the bill in its current state breaches fundamental human rights in the constitution.

According to him, the bill if passed will subject staff of the commission to prosecution if they embark on any advocacy for the rights of LGBTQI+ members.

The presentation of the sponsors of the bill led by Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George generated heated exchanges as he clashed with Ablekuma West MP and Minister for communications Ursula Owusu Ekufful who questioned why the bill is seeking to criminalise intersex.

Ranking member for the Committee Bernard Ahiafor who attempted to intervene was shut down by the minister.

The coalition for proper human sexual rights through convener Moses Foh Amoaning and Prof. Kwasi Osei of the mental health authority took turns to expose what they termed propaganda of the LGBTQI community.

Prof. Osei, argued the majority of homosexuals engage in the practice as a result of socialization rather than genetics. He described the practice as an abnormality that can be corrected.

Mr. Foh Amoaning on his part warned that homosexuality is gaining roots in single-sex schools in the country and thus must be checked immediately.

According to him, his organisation has evidence of some High placed people who are being influenced with money by the LGBTQI community and thus will soon present the evidence before the Committee.



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