“Shame on you”- Sister Derby reacts to Sam George’s position on LGBTQ+ Bill

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Ghanaian singer and advocate for LGBTQ rights, Sister Deborah has described the new LGBTQ bill, drafted by the Member of Parliament for Ningo – Prampram,  Sam George and 7 other members of parliament as “only to score political points.”

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The bill, which seeks to criminalise LGBTQ identification and advocacy in Ghana, has sparked several conversations on the freedom and rights of queer people in Ghana.

After a draft of the bill was leaked on Thursday, July 22, social media has been buzzing.

Reacting to the feedback, Sam George on Twitter, stated that he is happy that the bill has received positive feedback and support.

According to him, homosexuality is not a human right, hence, the lawmakers of Ghana will do everything in their power to push the bill through.

“I have been overwhelmed by the massive support even here on a very ‘liberal’ platform like Twitter for our Bill on the LGBTQI menace. Homosexuality is NOT a human right. It is a sexual preference. Preferences are not absolute or unregulated. We SHALL pass this Bill through,” he tweeted.

Sister Derby is however, not happy with Sam George’s position and has called him “shameful” for trying to pass a bill that seeks to cause harm to queer people.

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“You are only doing this to score political points forgetting the harm you are causing queer folk. Tell us what else you will personally gain from passing this bill if not political points??? Shame on you!” Sister Derby replied to Sam George’s tweet.

See their tweets below;

 

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