The Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, announced this Monday that the PSOE has just informed her that it will maintain its amendments to the Trans Law, aimed at requiring transsexual minors to need judicial permission to change their sex.
He did it in an interview on TVE. "The Socialist Party has just informed us that it does not want an agreement and will go with its live amendments" to the processing of the norm," he revealed, warning that the PSOE and the PP can add their votes to "try to impose a cut in rights ", particularly to trans minors.
Montero declared herself "concerned" and acknowledged that both government partners are "at a difficult time in the process," but dropped that "we have a few hours ahead of us to try to redirect the situation." "We have time to try and I will try to make it happen," she added at the end, after insisting that, in her opinion, "the State has an outstanding debt with trans people."
"We must respect the government agreement because it was very difficult to achieve and we cannot disappoint trans people," added Montero, who has insisted that there is a Constitutional Court ruling that marks the obligation to guarantee this right to trans childhoods.
Gender self-determination in minors has been the main reason for the confrontation between the PSOE and the Ministry of Equality. The socialist parliamentary group registered its partial amendments to the law on October 31 with which it intends that minors between 12 and 16 years of age need judicial approval to be able to change their name and sex in the Civil Registry, a requirement that the current text contemplates Only for children between the ages of 12 and 14.
Another of the amendments establishes that, in the event that the change of sex in the registry is to be reversed, judicial approval must be obtained through a voluntary jurisdiction file. Currently, the draft Law contemplates that this reversibility can be requested after six months through the same regulated procedure for the registry change, which does not require judicial authorization in those over 14 years of age.
Now it will be necessary to attend to the next step in the processing of the law in the congressional commission and see if the PSOE requests expert appearances or supports those that other groups may raise. If so, the processing of the law could be extended beyond the deadlines provided by Irene Montero who wanted to have it approved before the end of the year and requested the urgent processing of the bill.