Gabby Otchere-Darko Warns of Consequences After Passage of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

A prominent member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has raised concerns about the repercussions following the recent passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill by Parliament.

The legislation, approved on February 28, 2024, criminalizes LGBTQ+ activities, including their promotion, advocacy, and financial support. Those found guilty could face imprisonment ranging from 6 months to 3 years, with longer terms for those involved in promoting or sponsoring such acts.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Otchere-Darko voiced apprehensions over what he labelled as a "harsher anti-LGBTQ Bill" and stressed the need for public education on its potential implications.

He urged the media and politicians to provide balanced information to citizens, outlining both the advantages and disadvantages of the Bill becoming law. Additionally, he encouraged individuals who believe the legislation contradicts the Constitution to seek legal recourse through the courts.

Acknowledging Parliament's decision as a reflection of popular sentiment, Otchere-Darko emphasized the importance of upholding Ghana's cultural norms while also advocating for tolerance and diversity.

He underscored the resilience of Ghana's democratic institutions and called on citizens to trust in the democratic process, emphasizing the need to strike a balance between traditional family values and principles of tolerance and diversity.

Otchere-Darko concluded by reaffirming his belief in Ghana's ability to navigate these complexities while staying true to its cultural heritage and democratic principles.