The bill officially called the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, will see culprits face a jail term of up to ten years depending on the crime if passed in its current state.
The bill is sponsored by Ningo–Prampram lawmaker Sam George; Kpando Member of Parliament, Della Adjoa Sowah; Ho West MP Emmanuel Bedzrah; John Ntim Fordjour, MP, Assin South; South Dayi MP Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor, MP for Tamale North Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, MP for Krachi West Helen Adjoa Ntoso and Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, MP for La Dadekotopon.
The issue has generated much buzz on the internet and while sharing her opinion about the trending subject, Ivy Enyonam is afraid the new law will put her in trouble because of her sense of fashion as a crossdresser.
See her full post as Ghgossip.com sighted on her Facebook page.
“I grew up a daddy’s girl. My dad and I always wore matching clothes. I grew up loving men’s wear even before I understood the word sexuality this is who I was. I do it so well, my social media pages have more men on there than women. Men who just want to learn how to dress as well as I do.
Then there are young women like me who just want to learn how to navigate all this, who have been told they won’t get jobs if they dress like men. What it does to their self-esteem and how I spend days weeks encouraging them and helping them build back their broken confidence with my style of dressing.
I’m an upright citizen, over 10 years working my ass off and supporting my 4 siblings plus I mind my business.
I pay my taxes, in fact, these days I’m even scared to open my payslip. Now some vile persons in parliament want to put me in prison for cross-dressing. Prison? Yet people rape, abuse, and cause financial loss to the state and go scot-free?
What’s my offense? Wearing clothes? Is another person’s offense being Intersex or Asexual? Intersex is biology did they choose to have both parts?
I bet they didn’t even understand what “A” meant because Asexuals nu how is it a crime? And you people are happy and clapping for them? Tell me who did my style of dressing offend?
A child died in the hands of this man due to a lack of health facilities and enough medical support. Yet the one time he has an opportunity to propose a bill to Parliament he chooses to oppression. This is nowhere near anything Human Rights. Ghana We Dey.”