Transgender musician, Angel Maxine, has challenged one of the eight Members of Parliament sponsoring the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, to continue his pursuit of having the controversial bill passed by Parliament.
The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill introduced to Parliament in 2021 is currently in the consideration stage.
The proponents are keen on having the bill passed before Parliament goes on recess for the Yuletide season. Already, Speaker Alban Bagbin has pledged to see to its approval before the end of the year.
Reacting to recent debates on the bill, with regards to the deletion of some clauses in the bill and the jail term to be imposed on one caught flouting the anti-LGBTQ bill when passed into law, which saw the South Dayi MP, Dafeamekpor, play a key role, Angel Maxine noted that her side will be ready to drag Parliament to court should it approve the bill.
In an Instagram post, she indicated that the current state of the bill contravenes the 1992 Constitution and infringes one’s human rights.
“Rockson – Nelson Dafeamekpor, have you felt the impact? Why, are you scared? Why are you concerned if I’m a man or a woman? Like something?
“Pass the bill… I’m daring you to pass your copy and paste bill; the bill they’ve been helping you edit for 2 whole years and counting. NONSENSE We will be waiting for you in court to educate you on how this hate bill is against the constitution of Ghana and human rights in general. Ofui bofrot!,” she wrote.