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Anti-LGBTQ bill will be passed before Parliament goes on Christmas break - Speaker - MyJoyOnline

Anti-LGBTQ bill will be passed before Parliament goes on Christmas break - Speaker - MyJoyOnline

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin says the House will pass the anti-LGBTQ bill before adjourning for the Christmas break.

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Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, December 7, the Speaker stated that democracy is in progress with the nation now placing a strong emphasis on openness, transparency and accountability.

His remark followed a near chaos on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, December 6 when the first Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu adjourned the proceedings without taking the bill which was slated for the day's business.

Also read: Anti-LGBTQ bill: Near chaos in Parliament as sponsors flare up over inaction

But speaking in Parliament on Thursday, December 7, Mr Osei-Owusu explained to the Speaker why he had to adjourn the House.

The First Deputy Speaker stated that it is inappropriate for the sponsors of the bill to presume that the failure of the bill to progress indicates an attempt by the Majority to deliberately thwart the process.

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