I’ll march to Jubilee House over Akufo-Addo’s refusal to assent anti-gay bill – Lawrence Tetteh

Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, the Founder and President of Worldwide Miracle Outreach, has criticized his fellow religious leaders for their lack of response to the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.

He expressed disappointment in their “cowardice” following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s decision not to sign the bill.

Dr. Tetteh has vowed to organize a protest march to the Jubilee House if the President does not assent to the bill, pending approval from the Supreme Court.

He emphasized the need for religious leaders to speak out against the bill, calling out various denominations for their silence on the matter.

The Presidency’s request to Parliament to refrain from sending the bill for approval due to legal issues has sparked a dispute between the Executive and Legislative branches of government.

Despite Parliament’s approval of the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Act, 2024, criminalizing LGBTQ+ activities and advocacy, legal challenges have been brought forth by private individuals seeking to annul the bill.

The Supreme Court has adjourned a hearing on one such application to May 17, 2024, to allow for necessary amendments.

The ongoing stalemate highlights the contentious nature of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill in Ghana.

 

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