Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo is holding off on approving a law against LGBTQ+ rights until the Supreme Court decides if it’s legal.

The bill, passed by lawmakers, punishes identifying as LGBTQ+ with up to three years in jail and promoting LGBTQ+ activities with up to five years.

However, a challenge in the Supreme Court claims there weren’t enough MPs present when the bill was passed.

If it becomes law, Ghana risks losing billions in World Bank funding.

President Akufo-Addo wants to assure the world that Ghana still values human rights, but the bill has sparked concerns about rights regression.

The timing of the Supreme Court’s decision is uncertain, but it’s unlikely to happen before elections in December.

This could be a critical issue in the upcoming elections, as Ghanaians will choose a new president while Akufo-Addo steps down after serving two terms.

(Adapted from BBC)

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