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Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill: Coalition Endorses NDC MPs

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The Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, which seeks to outlaw same-sex relationships and advocacy of such, has garnered support from the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values. The coalition has pledged its support for seven National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) who sponsored the bill in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the opposition party.

The coalition’s Executive Secretary, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has urged delegates in the seven constituencies to vote for the MPs and maintain them in their seats. He said that the MPs were doing “Godly works” for their constituency and the nation. The seven MPs in question are Samuel Nartey George, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, Della Sowah, and Alhasan Sayibu Suhuyini.

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The coalition claims to have drafted and laid the bill and worked “tirelessly to bring the bill to its current status in Parliament, where it has now been placed before the plenary for full debate.” The bill was laid before the house on March 30, by the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, and a debate and approval or otherwise is expected when the House returns from recess.

The bill has received mixed reactions, with critics calling it repressive and a violation of sexual rights, while supporters believe that the proposed law is in conformity with Ghana’s cultural and religious values. Over 150 memoranda, both for and against the bill, were received and heard in public by the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.

In summary, the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill has gained support from the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, which is urging delegates to vote for the MPs who sponsored the bill in the upcoming NDC parliamentary primaries. While the bill has received both criticism and support, its fate will ultimately be decided by a debate in Parliament.

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