VP Harris, in Ghana, addresses human rights amid anti-LGBTQ efforts in Africa

He added: “The bill is going through the parliament. The attorney general has found it necessary to speak to the committee (the constitutional and legal committee of parliament) about it regarding the constitutionality … of several of its provisions. The parliament is dealing with it. At the end of the process, I will come in.”


Following parliamentary deliberations, a final bill will be sent to the president for his approval. In its original form, supporters of the LGBTQ community would face up to 10 years in prison. Also, same-sex public displays of affection or cross-dressing could lead to a fine or even time in jail.

The law would also make the distribution of material regarded as pro-LGBTQ by news outlets or organizations illegal. Furthermore, it asks Ghanaian citizens to report people they believe to be LGBTQ.