Anti-gay bill: I’m not shy to defend rights of minorities, says Gabby

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko says he is against the anti-gay bill and will always “defend the right of minorities everywhere”

Gabriel Asare Otchere-Darko, a lawyer and a stalwart of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that he is against the anti-gay bill before Parliament and is “not shy to say so”.

In a tweet, Gabby, as he is affectionately called, said he will “defend the right of minorities everywhere” despite general support for the bill among Ghanaians.

Parliament on Thursday began hearing testimony on the bill, which will curb LGBTQI rights further in a proposal widely condemned by the international community.

Lawmakers hearing testimony for and against the law are in the initial stages of a debate over the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill”.

Gay sex is already illegal in Ghana, a highly religious country, but the law will toughen sentences for same-sex relations and make even advocacy of LGBTQI relationships a criminal offence.

The committee on constitutional, legal and parliamentary affairs is expected to hold public hearings on the law for 15 weeks before the House opens a formal debate.

Winifred Lartey

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