“I am not happy with the LGBTQ bill”- United States ambassador to Ghana react

Virginia Evelyn Palma, the United States ambassador to Ghana, responded to the passing of the LGBTQI bill by the Ghanaian parliament.

A recent Facebook post shared on features Virginia Evelyn Palma expressing concern about the LGBTQI bill.

The ambassador expresses concern because she is aware of many individuals who would be impacted if the president ultimately approves the bill.

She mentioned that these individuals are highly intelligent, imaginative, and kind, which she admires greatly and finds it difficult to witness them facing challenges.

As per her, once the president approves it, it would not only violate their basic human right but also challenge their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, assembly, and the press.

“It’s disheartening to see that some of the most intelligent, innovative, and kind individuals I know are part of the LGBT community.” The bill recently approved by Parliament not only infringes on their fundamental human rights, but also on the rights of all Ghanaians as it weakens their constitutional freedoms of speech, assembly, and press,” she stated on her Facebook page.

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She mentioned that it would negatively impact public order and public health. If implemented, it will also damage Ghana’s global standing and economy.

According to a report making the rounds on social media, the parliament of Ghana has reportedly approved the Anti-LGBTQI Bill, also known as the promotion of human sexual rights and family values bills.

According to a report from Citi FM in Accra, the bill was approved by the Ghanaian parliament following thorough examination.

Following the Board Chair of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, urging President Akufo-Addo to oppose the Bill.

The recently passed bill outlaws LGBT activities, stating that individuals involved may face a jail term of 6 months to 3 years, while those promoting or sponsoring the activities could be sentenced to 3 to 5 years in jail.


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