The Supreme Court has dismissed an application seeking to injunct the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, from continuing with the consideration of the anti-LGBTQ bill.
A Ghanaian researcher, Dr. Amanda Odoi, dragged the Speaker and Attorney General to court over the bill.
He was seeking to declare that the ongoing consideration of the bill is a breach of Article 108 of the 1992 Constitution.
She argued that Article 108 of the Constitution stipulates that no bill or motion shall be considered by Parliament if, in the opinion of the person presiding, the bill is to impose taxation, impose a charge on the consolidated fund, or other public funds unless it is introduced by the president.
He prayed that the court injunct the bill, arguing that when passed, it would impose a charge on the consolidated fund and offend the 1992 Constitution as it is a private members bill.
He thus applied to the High Court to injunct Parliament from further considering the bill until a final determination is made.
The nine-member panel presided over by Chief Justice Gertrude Torkonoo, however, dismissed the injunction application.