Promotion of LGBTQ+: Offenders face 3 to 5-year custodial sentence

A minimum custodial sentence of three years and a maximum of five years has been sanctioned by Parliament for those convicted of intentionally endorsing, sponsoring, or supporting LGBTQ+ activities.

Those apprehended participating in such conduct will also be subject to a mandatory minimum of six months and a mandatory maximum of three years in prison.

Ningo Prampram MP, Sam Nartey George, during parliamentary deliberations on the clause-by-clause amendment of the bill on the promotion of appropriate human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values, explained the underlying justification for the punitive actions.
He underscored that the advocacy and promotion of such activities, not the private conduct of individuals, should be the focus of public attention.

Sam George elaborated on the sentence structure, stating, “The minimum penalty for individuals apprehended participating in these activities is six months, while the maximum penalty is three years.”
“However, for those actively promoting, sponsoring, or supporting such agendas, the penalty increases to a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years.”


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