The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), wants some aspects of the anti-LGBTQI+ bill amended.
CHRAJ argues that some aspects of the Promotion of Proper Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 popularly known as the Anti-LGBT Bill are problematic and infringe on fundamental human rights.
Commissioner Joseph Whittal, in an interview with the media on the sidelines of a public event, the aspects of the bill which target individuals who sympathise with the LGBT community are not proper.
He had therefore asked parliament to amend this particular aspect of the bill.
“We have raised very pertinent concerns on the constitutionality of some of the positions and clauses of the bill. Some of our concerns are being addressed but the key ones that relate to freedom of expression, the right not to sympathise with any person that professes that type of orientation and some institutions having to undertake some education on the bill when it becomes law, we think it is quite problematic,” he said.
He emphasized the importance of his outfit in promoting and protecting the rights of all individuals and expressed hope that their concerns would be addressed during the consideration stage.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana