Anti-LGBT bill penalties: Wanlov the Kubolor reacts to bill passed

Wanlov the Kubolor, a singer and activist from Ghana, has responded to the Parliament of Ghana’s decision to approve a measure that would have severely punished anyone involved in LGBTQ+ activities, whether as a promoter or participant.

According to the measure, persons who participate in LGBTQ+ activities might spend six months to three years behind bars, while those who encourage, fund, or assist these activities could spend three to five years behind bars.

MP Sam Nartey George defended the measure, which aims to preserve human sexual rights and family values, stating that the public was concerned about the advocacy and promotion of such activities.

Anti-LGBT bill penalties: Wanlov the Kubolor reacts to bill passed

Wanlov the Kubolor, who is well-known for his vocal advocacy of LGBTQ+ rights, criticized the measure and its proponents in response to the development on his X account.

He posted, “future generations will be more disgusted with our era than any other.”

About the bill

The anti-LGBTQ+ bill faces more changes by a parliamentary committee before it becomes law.

Rights groups warn that the bill if passed as it is, could lead to persecution and harassment of sexual minorities, their supporters, and their allies. They would also be forced to report their activities to the authorities.

The law would make it illegal, with up to five years in jail, to be a LGBTQ+ person, to have a same-sex relationship or sex.

It would also outlaw marrying or planning to marry someone who has changed their sex through surgery, with up to five years in jail.

The bill also deals with “gross indecency in public”. Any public display of love between people of the same sex, or people who identify as a different gender from their sex, or who have changed their sex through surgery, would also be illegal.

It would also forbid “cross-dressing”, allowing anyone who dresses in a way that does not match their biological sex to be prosecuted.

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