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Ghana’s Parliament Passes Bill Further Persecuting LGBTQ+ Communities

HeadlineMar 01, 2024

In Ghana, rights groups are sounding the alarm as lawmakers passed a new bill targeting LGBTQ+ communities. It includes prison sentences of up to three years for anyone convicted of identifying as LGBTQ+, up to 10 years for advocacy campaigns aimed at children, and a maximum five-year sentence for establishing or funding an LGBTQ+ group. Same-sex intercourse is already banned in Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he would sign the measure into law if the majority of the population supported it.

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