The United States of America has stated that it will not tolerate any form of hatred for the LGBTQI+ community in the United States or anywhere else in the world.
This was communicated to the world during the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
“On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, make no mistake: Hateful legislative attacks against the LGBTQI+ community cannot be tolerated in America or anywhere else,” said President Joe Biden in a statement. “We must continue to fight for human rights and dignity both at home and around the world,” he said.
President Biden assured the LGBTQI+ community of America’s unwavering support and solidarity while reaffirming the country’s commitment to “ongoing work” of upholding human dignity for all and advancing equality globally.
“We express our solidarity and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people in the United States and around the world.” And we join Americans across the country in reaffirming our commitment to the ongoing work of upholding human dignity for all people and advancing global equality,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Ghana, some Members of Parliament, led by Sam George, are pushing for the passage of an anti-LGBTQI+ bill.
If passed, this bill will criminalize activities related to the practice and promotion of LGBTQI, with people who engage in or promote LGBTQI activities facing up to a 10-year prison sentence.
The bill has the support of the country’s various religious bodies.