Member of Parliament for the people of Ningo Prampram has cautioned the Spanish Embassy to desist from blessing same-sex marriage in the land of Ghana.
He, in a tweet, reminded the embassy that they are only guests in Ghana and therefore cannot engage in anything the country frowns on.
Sam George’s tweet read “Dear Spanish Embassy in Ghana, I am currently on an official assignment outside the jurisdiction. I would be addresding your letter to the @GhanaMFA indicating your intent to ‘bless’ same sex marriages in Ghana. Be minded that you are simply guests of our Country”.
Meanwhile, Sam George leads a team of Members of Parliament who are fighting against the legalization of same-sex marriage and all activities of LGBTQI+ in Ghana.
A Private Member’s Bill dubbed ‘the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021’, which is currently before Parliament, will criminalize activities related to the practice and promotion of LGBTQI with people who engage in or promote LGBTQI activities face up to 10-year jail term if it is passed into law.
It will also disband LGBTQI advocacy groups and proscribe sexual reassignment surgeries among others. But a section of the public including the international community kicked against the bill and the push to pass it into law.
Some foreign diplomats in the country notably the Australian High Commissioner are alleged to have threatened to impose travel ban on particularly sponsors of the bill over its introduction.
But the MPs, who are leading the charge for the passage of the bill, said they are unperturbed by such threats and will continue to push for its passage