The Founder and Chairman of Africa Prosperity Network, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko says passing the anti-gay law has consequences.

In a tweet, the legal practitioner stated that the media and politicians must let the Ghanaian people know the consequences in passing such a law.

“But, it is the decision of Parliament and one which enjoys huge popular support in the country. The world must understand that. But, Ghanaians must also understand that it comes with consequences. Choices have consequences.

“We expect the media and the politicians to be fair to the people by letting them know the pros and cons of this decision to impose stiffer penalties against gays, etc. We also expect those who believe the bill is constitutionally wrong to do what is right and go to court.  That is democracy! Our institutions of democracy are still strong and alive,” Mr. Otchere-Darko stated.

After three years of deliberation, Parliament has approved the highly contentious Anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin initiated a voice vote on the bill after the third reading.

When he posed the question, “those in favor that the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values bill, 2021, be taken through the third reading say I,” numerous MPs voiced their support.

However, there was no response when the speaker called for those in opposition to speak up. With no opposition voiced, Speaker Bagbin declared the bill passed.

The bill which was passed on Wednesday February 28, will only take effect if President Akufo-Addo signs it into law.

Source: Ghana/