The trans law passes the Senate process, but will return to Congress

The majority of the Senate has given the green light this Wednesday to the trans law, which recognizes gender self-determination and develops a series of measures to guarantee the rights of LGTBI people.

This procedure settles the passage through the Senate of the normwhich must now return to the Congress of Deputies for final approval as some “technical issues” have been incorporated into the text, such as the final elimination of any reference to intra-gender violence, which occurs between same-sex couples.

The trans law has counted in the Senate with 144 votes in favor, 108 against and 2 abstentions

The bill for the real and effective equality of trans people and for the guarantee of the rights of LGTBI people promoted by the Ministry of Equality has had 144 votes in favor, 108 against and 2 abstentions.

The Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, has celebrated this new step of, in her words, one of the “most important laws of the legislature” and has ensured that the Government will ensure that the rule “effectively reaches every corner of the country” despite the fact that there is “resistance to its application.”

After the long debate on Wednesday, no new amendment has been added. PP and Vox have presented two vetoes, considering that the law will cause “irreparable damage” to children and adolescents, and will generate consequences that can be “very serious”, especially for women victims of sexist violence, in the words of the popular senator Jaime Miguel de los Santos.

PP and Vox have presented two vetoes considering that the law will cause “irreparable damage” to children and adolescents

The vetoes have been rejected and from the PSOE the senator Ana Maria Agudiez He has criticized that the one presented by Vox is a “pamphlet” with the sole objective of “spreading an lgftbiphobic, transphobic and anti-feminist discourse” to keep his electorate “in a state of constant polarization”.

The socialist senator has also regretted that the PP “assumes as its own the theses of the extreme right” and that “everything that means advancing in rights and equality sounds unconstitutional to them.” “The feminism of this country is unstoppable and will not allow even a step back in the defense of rights and freedoms,” she has claimed.

The arguments of PP and Vox: the ideological bias

Before this intervention, the popular senator Patricia Rodriguez He has assured that the representatives of the PP are not “transphobes” and want to “work for the real and effective equality of trans people”, but he has argued his veto alleging that the bill is “a document with a great ideological bias” elaborated ” without listening to anyone” or seeking consensus.

Both PP and Vox have criticized the urgent procedure chosen for this law, which Santiago Abascal’s party has defined as “anti-scientific”, “ideological” and “totalitarian”. “It creates legal insecurity”, has sentenced the senator Yolanda Merelo.

From Ciudadanos they have also rejected the “rush” of the processing. “We are being reckless,” said the orange senator Miguel Sanchezwho has notified the Government that he hopes “not to have to make them ugly what we are going to approve here today.”

Sánchez has assured that he would have wanted to vote in favor of the law, “but in a process without urgency, without haste, putting all the cards on the table and listening to everyone.”

ERC has made ugly PP and Vox who “deny the suffering of many people” and “feed hate speech”

The ERC Senator Elisenda Perez He has made ugly PP and Vox who “deny the suffering of many people” and “feed hate speech”, and has warned them that “looking the other way is not going to make a group with the same rights as others disappear”. .

From the PNV, Maria Dolores Etxano He has stressed that “we cannot make the rights of LGTBI people arguable” and has asked that the regional powers be respected in the application of the norm.

JxCat has expressed that the law is “improvable”, but it will vote in favor because it still “remedies a debt that was owed to LGTBI people”. “This law does not erase me as a woman, it reaffirms me as a person,” stressed Senator María Teresa Rivero.

Carlos Muletfrom Compromís, celebrated that today “justice will be done despite the cave”, and koldo martinezfrom Geroa Bai, has announced that the people in the group have “lost their fear” and “came out of the closet”, although they have shown their “serious and deep doubts” on the issue of minors between 18 and 16 years of age, who with this rule may change their gender in the registry without parental permission.

On December 22, the rule was approved for the first time in the Congress of Deputies thanks to the votes in favor of the investiture bloc. PP and Vox voted against and the socialist Carmen Calvo broke the voting discipline and abstained. The party leadership opened a disciplinary file that has concluded with a fine of 660 euros.

This Thursday the green light was also given in the Senate to the abortion law, which seeks to guarantee the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy in public health and eliminate the requirement of parental permission for minors under 16 and 17 years of age.

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