Parliament has on Thursday brought the consideration stage of the Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill to an end.

The controversial private members’ bill seeking to proscribe activities of the LGBTQI+ community has been in Parliament for more than 3 years now.

The consideration stage which takes care of amendments to the various clauses in the bill started before the house went on break last December.

Addressing the house after bringing the consideration stage to an end, second deputy speaker Andrew Asiamah disclosed the bill could however be taken through another consideration if need be before final passage after the various amendments are captured into the bill by drafters.

Addressing the media after proceedings, lead sponsor of the bill and Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament (MP), Sam George assured the house will the process through to its logical conclusion.

Meanwhile, there was confusion earlier in Parliamentary during the consideration of the anti-gay bill over appropriate punishment for promoters of LGBTQI+ activities.

The original clause in the bill had 750 penalty units equivalent of not less than GhC9,400 fine or a term of imprisonment of not less than 2 years and penalty units of not more than 2,000 equivalent of GhC24,000 or a term of imprisonment of 4 years.

Source: Ghana/ Ibrahim Alhassan