NBC News reports:
Draft legislation in Ghana would make identifying as gay or even an ally to the LGBTQ community a second-degree felony punishable by five years in prison — with advocating for LGBTQ rights punishable by up to 10 years. The sponsors “attempt to present a section that prohibits abuse and violence against accused LGBT persons,” Rightify Ghana wrote in a lengthy July 23 tweet. “As if they care about people,”.
The organization claims the measure has been “imported” into Ghana by the U.S.-based World Congress of Families, which is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and is part of the International Organization for the Family.
When asked by NBC News if the World Congress for Families was involved with drafting the legislation, Brian Brown, the president of the International Organization for the Family, refused to answer, commenting instead about a “neo-colonial movement to turn Africa into a carbon-copy of San Francisco.”
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Earlier this month it was revealed that Brown had endorsed the Georgian extremist linked to an anti-LGBT mob’s fatal attack on Tbilisi Pride.
Brown is also nurturing friendships with anti-LGBT Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and with far-right Italian leader Silveo Matteo.
In 2013, I reported that Brown collaborated with Russia’s Duma on a bill to ban adoption by same-sex couples.
Draft legislation in Ghana would make identifying as gay or even an ally to the LGBTQ community a 2nd-degree felony punishable by 5 years in prison — with advocating for LGBTQ rights punishable by up to 10 years. https://t.co/hpBbK38T8d
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 29, 2021