One of Ghana’s most prominent chiefs has threatened to storm the nation’s parliament with 10,000 of his people to force through strict anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
Known as the ‘Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021‘, the legislation, if passed, would criminalise everything from sex toys to trans medical care and even ban individuals from supporting LGBTQ+ rights.
The Bill, which was leaked in July this year, has been described by human rights groups as one of the most homophobic documents the world has ever seen and is currently sitting with Ghana’s parliamentary committee, awaiting citizens to send submissions.
Showing his support for the shocking Bill, Osagyefo Agyemang Badu II, who is the president of Bono Regional House of Chiefs, has since threatened to storm parliament with 10,000 of his people.
Osagyefo Agyemang Badu II, who also holds the title of Omanhene (paramount chief) of the Dormaa traditional council and a high court justice, explained in a speech that he was “saddened” by individuals in Ghana who chose to support LGBT+ rights.
“It is like some educated are now becoming backward thinkers. I heard some people are against the anti-LGBT+ Bill,” he stated according to Pulse.