23rd July 2024

Council of State member Sam Okudzeto

Council of State member Sam Okudzeto has expressed his opposition to the anti-LGBTQ+ bill, questioning its necessity and appropriateness.

In a TV3 interview, he argued that the state has no right to interfere in the private affairs of consenting adults, emphasizing the importance of individual liberties and privacy.

He challenged the notion that personal relationships have a direct impact on the economy, asking whether the clergy has addressed other sins listed in the Bible with the same vigor.

Mr Okudzeto believes that the focus on discriminatory laws against LGBTQ+ individuals diverts attention from pressing socioeconomic issues affecting all Ghanaians.

He also wondered why the clergy is prioritizing this issue when corruption, which affects everyone, is a more pressing concern.

Mr Okudzeto’s views differ significantly from those advocating for the bill’s passage. The bill, also known as the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values bill, was approved by parliament on February 28, but its transmission to President Akufo-Addo for approval has been delayed due to constitutional challenges.

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