The Minister of Equality, Irene Monterohas accused the PP this Tuesday of “leading the offensive” against the Law of ‘only yes is yes’, while the ‘popular’ insist that, after the consequences that this rule has generated, Montero must apologize and resign of his position.
The spokesperson for Equality of the PP in this Chamber, Patricia Rodriguezhas been in charge of questioning the minister about the balance she has made since the implementation of the law of ‘only yes is yes’especially when the socialist part of the coalition has made public its intention to modify it.
After reviewing some of the advantages that this regulation has provided for victims of sexist violence, Montero has emphasized that what he values “with great concern” They are the “resistance to the correct application of the law ‘only if it is yes’ and of the “transitory law” of the same that are occurring, as well as the “judicial decisions that are lowering the sentences for sexual offenders”.
Montero has reiterated that there is a “majority” of judges who is “properly applying” the rule and, as an example, he has named the one who has decided this Monday to maintain the sentence of one of those convicted in the La Manada case.
The minister has also pointed out that “there is a minority” of these professionals who “as in 2004”, in which the Law on Gender Violence was approved, are “deciding to resist the application” of the text that has “opened a debate” in the country.
Furthermore, it has been shown “concerned for all the victims”both for those who “are seeing how there are judges who decide to lower the sentences for their aggressors” and for the “92% who see how their aggressors go unpunished because they never come to denounce because the system based on violence and intimidation makes women flee the judicial system“.
“The problem we have is not only that there are judges who lower sentences for sexual offenders, the problem we have is that the majority of sexual offenders in this country have not set foot on a court in his life“, has pointed out the head of Equality.