The “trans law” is advancing in Spain which allows the change of gender and name with the sole will of the person: feminists against

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The Spanish Congress approved this Thursday what is known as the “trans law”, which recognizes gender self-determination (registration change of sex and name without the need for witnesses or evidence) and develops a series of measures to guarantee the rights of LGTBI people.

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The law thus reaches the last stage of its parliamentary process, awaiting passage to the Senate, after some complicated negotiations, first within the Executive.

There was discrepancies between socialists and their partners minority groups, the leftist group United We Can; differences that were then transferred to the lower house, where both groups that make up the government showed their differences various aspects of the text.

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The law recognizes the will of the person as the only requirement change gender in the registry office, and in the case of children under 16 and over 14 years of age They will have to participate with their parents or guardians. The intervention of a judge will be necessary for the change of registration only when they are under 14 and over 12.

Those under the age of twelve they will not be able to change gender at the time of registrationbut his name is on the identity document (DNI).

the new norm ban conversion therapyguarantees lesbian, bisexual and transgender people the ability to manage access to assisted reproductive techniquesrecognizes the parentage of children of lesbians and bisexuals without needing to get married.

And, among other things, it contemplates a State Strategy for social integration of trans people with positive action measures for this group in various fields such as work, education or housing.

In the parliamentary debate, the Minister for Equal Opportunities (Podemos), who presented and defended the bill, said she was pleased that Congress “close cabinets” and “open doors and windows” with a law that will ensure “free lives” for trans and LGTBI people.

division between the left

However, this law has caused a strong controversy between progressive sectors and Spanish feminists, who have moved into the heart of the same socialist party (PSOE).

For example, the president of the Equality Commission and Socialist MP Carmen Calvo, renowned feminist, She was one of the most critical of Montero’s bill and abstained from voting today, even though the rest of the PSOE deputies supported the law, presented by a Podemos minister.

The former deputy of the Madrid Assembly Carla Antonelli, a well-known feminist and transgender activist, left the PSOE in October in protest, when the Socialist Group repeatedly asked to extend the deadline for tabling amendments, which delayed the drafting of the text.

feminists vs

Indeed, this bill it is rejected by the feminist movement because they fear that the participation of transgender people in women’s categories will result in “an erasure of women” e damage their fight for equality.

However, it has the endorsement of organizations such as the State Federation of Gay, Trans, Bi and Intersex Lesbians and more (Felgtbi+).

From the left-wing groups represented in the Spanish Congress there were no fissures in support of the rule this Thursday, although groups such as ERC’s Catalan independence activists and EH-Bildu’s Basques regretted not having taken the step to recognize the rights of non-binary people or to expand those of migrants.

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Source: Clarin

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