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US Ambassador to Ghana saddened by anti-gay bill

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The US Ambassador to Ghana,Virginia Palmer expressing deep concern, conveyed profound sadness in response to the anti-gay bill gaining traction within the country.

The comes after the legislature passed the anti-LGBTQI+ on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, criminalising LGBTQI+ activities and prohibiting their promotion, advocacy, and funding. Under the bill, individuals engaged in such activities face a jail term ranging from six months to three years, while promoters and sponsors could be sentenced to three to five years

The bill has sparked international debate, with human rights advocates condemning it as a potential infringement on individual freedoms.

In a post on X (formally Twitter) on Thursday, February 29, 2024, Virginia, emphasized the importance of respecting and protecting the rights of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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According to her, the bill infringes upon basic human rights of all Ghanaians and some smartest, most creative, most decent people she knows who are LGBT individuals. She further asserted that the bill also poses a threat to freedoms of speech, assembly, and the press.

Furthermore, she said the legislation may tarnish Ghana’s international standing and adversely affect its economy.

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