Ghana softens stance on LGBTQ!

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US Vice-President Kamala Harris’ visit to Ghana is already yielding results as the West African country’s President said that major parts of the draconian anti-LGBTQ bill being considered by parliament are going to be relaxed after an intervention by the government.

CNN reports that President Nana Akufo-Addo said this at a joint press conference with the august visitor.

He said the proposed law was not legislation introduced by his government but a private member’s bill.

He said he believed some vital elements of the bill had been modified as a result of an intervention by the attorney general.

Meanwhile, Samuel Nartey George who is one of the parliamentarians who introduced the bill said the proposed legislation remains “rigid and tough.”

He told the local media in a televised interview that when the bill is introduced in Parliament, its focus which is to prevent gay marriages and prevent them from adopting or fostering children, the clampdown on platforms and media houses that may promote them will remain enforced.

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