The goal of the Ministry of Equality is for the law to be approved by the end of this year
The plenary session of Congress has agreed this Thursday, at the proposal of the PP, that the trans bill has to go through the plenary session of the House again for its approval before going to the Senate and not only by the Equality Commissionas initially agreed as it was an emergency parliamentary procedure.
Unidas Podemos, which went so far as to accuse the PSOE of delaying the processing of the project by requesting successive extensions of the term to present amendments, has accepted the new debate for “parliamentary courtesy”formation sources have indicated to Efe, who recall that they always support avocations in full compliance with the laws.
The objective of the Ministry of Equality is that the law, which has broken the consensus between the groups of the government coalition, be approved before the end of the year.
The project opens the door to change sex in the registry without the need for treatment or medical or psychological reports and the PP, contrary to the free self-determination of gender, requested its invocation to the plenary session, considering that a change of this magnitude deserved a new debate in the chamber, beyond the one that takes place in the Equality Commission.
The deadline for presenting amendments has already closed, the paper that must write the opinion of the law has not yet been constituted and the debate will be complicated, since the socialist group has proposed demanding that a judge authorize the change of registered sex to minors 16 years and over 12, a proposal rejected by the Ministry of Equality.
In the project sent by the Government to Congress, the intervention of the judge was limited to those under 14 and over 12; between the ages of 14 and 16 it was enough that they were assisted by parents or guardians.
It is, for Equality and for LGTBI collectives, a “minimum” law that must be respectedbut sectors of the PSOE and part of the feminist movement question the free self-determination of gender.
The division in the PSOE became clear with the decision of the former socialist deputy of the Madrid Assembly and the first trans parliamentarian in Spain, Carla Antonelli, to leave the party in protest at the delay in the processing of the law before the successive extensions of deadlines to present amendments.