The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Alhassan Suhuyini has said the LGBTQ+ bill when passed into law will protect the LGBT community from the harassment and assault they receive from Ghanaians.
Speaking on Starr Chat he said the bill will allow for a person accused and brutalised for being gay, get a lawyer and sue the persons who assaulted him or her.
“Once that bill becomes law you can report somebody and actually get a lawyer to prosecute that person on your behalf for attacking you because you were accused of being gay,” he stated.
The Tamale South MP further disclosed that the National House of Chiefs has spoken and they are in full support of the bill.
“They spoke clearly; they were not ambiguous about their position on same-sex marriage. There is no culture in any part of Ghana where that conduct is promoted. The fact that it has been in our system or in our communities does not make it who we are.”
He continued “In fact, in our societies, and in our communities it has always been considered a mis-normal, it has always been considered a disorder. But given the tolerant nature of our people, we have lived alongside and tease people with it. But there is no community where it has been accepted, rather it has always been a disorder.”