The Supreme Court sees “manifestly inadmissible” the complaints and lawsuits presented by Vox and different associations against the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, for statements she made in parliament last September on sexual education in minors, in which the magistrates have not seen “any crime”.
For the high court, “there are multiple reasons” that lead to understand that the minister’s statements do not constitute an infringement penal nor should it be investigated for this, not only because of “the possible coverage of inviolability of these manifestations”, having been expressed in the Congress of Deputies, but also because Montero did not carry out no incitement “to that minors, of inferior age, maintain sexual intercourse“.
That is why the party of Santiago Abascal accused her, which, in addition to requesting her resignation or dismissal, sued her for a crime of incitement to the crime of corruption of minors considering that his speech on September 21 in the Congressional Equality Commission, where he defended the right of children to receive affective-sexual educationpromoted the sexual relations of minors.
“All the girls, the boys, you children of this country have the right to know their own body, to know that no adult can touch your body If they don’t want to and that this is a form of violence, they have the right to know that they can love or have sexual relations with whoever they want, based on the consent“, the minister pointed out in her speech.
According to the Supreme Court in the order in which it refuses to admit the complaints for processing, said words were produced within the framework of a parliamentary intervention where the minister reported on the general lines of her department’s policy, and, “questioned by the reform on the interruption of the pregnancy, his dissertation alludes to minors of 16 and 17 years of age; and in any case, consent was predicated as an object or matter in which minors should be educated”.
“no incitement it is contained to minors, of a lower age, having sexual relations”, the Supreme Court makes clear, recalling once again that “the presentation of a complaint does not necessarily or inescapably lead to the initiation of criminal proceedings”.