The trans law begins the debate in commission without an agreement between PSOE and Podemos on minors

The PSOE has formalized this afternoon the presentation in the registry of Congress of the amendments to the trans law which, as this newspaper reported on Friday, have as their main objective the request that minors under 16 need judicial authorization to be able to change registered sex.

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31 October 2022 Monday 14:31
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The trans law begins the debate in commission without an agreement between PSOE and Podemos on minors

The PSOE has formalized this afternoon the presentation in the registry of Congress of the amendments to the trans law which, as this newspaper reported on Friday, have as their main objective the request that minors under 16 need judicial authorization to be able to change registered sex. The norm, therefore, already begins the definitive path to enter the Equality commission with opposing positions between the two government partners around a fundamental issue of the law promoted by the Ministry led by Irene Montero.

The Socialist group amends, therefore, the articles that in the bill that came from the Council of Ministers refer to self-determination of gender and minors under 16 years of age, who will require this authorization since, as justified, it is necessary "to establish greater guarantees from the point of view of the minor". From the age of 16, free determination of sex is maintained without any guardianship. In the text approved by the Council of Ministers, it is established in the articles that from the age of 14 the change of sex may be requested with the assistance of legal guardians.

Another important modification proposed on Friday by the PSOE to limit the reversibility in the change of sex in the registries is also ratified. If you want to return to the initial genre – that is, if you change your mind – the intervention of justice, in voluntary jurisdiction, will also be needed. In the bill, this requirement is established from the second change of opinion.

The debate will begin in the Equality Commission with uncertainties about what the final resulting law may be. The Ministry of Equality gives priority at this time that the rule has an agile processing and can be approved before the end of the year. You will have to see the calendar that the parliamentary commission defines.

In addition to these two far-reaching amendments registered yesterday, the Socialists propose modifications to try to avoid confusion between gender violence and domestic violence. And, likewise, preserve the entire corpus of equality between men and women in the workplace.

The Socialists, who promised not to further extend the deadline for submitting amendments, have partially responded to the demands of important feminist sectors - the so-called classic feminism - to limit the free determination of the sex of minors, but they have opted for not enter the debate on people over 16. An intense controversy that is being waged within the party and that although the waters have calmed down somewhat, it will continue during the course of the process.

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