Gender self-identification draft laws suffer defeats in Germany and Spain

May 26, 2021 by

from Evangelical Focus:

In Madrid, the parliamentary debate about the “Trans Law” divides the leftist government. In Berlin, a clear majority rejected two self-identification propositions.

With only a difference of hours, two national parliaments in Europe have defeated proposed texts which aimed to legalise gender self-identification.

In Spain, a majority of the Congress voted on 18 May against the “Trans Draft Law” that was put forward by Catalan party ERC and supported by leftists Podemos. The later is one of the two coalition government parties, leading the Equality Ministry in charge of Feminist and LGBT issues.

This draft law defended “the internal and individual experience of gender as each person feels and self-defines it, which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned at birth”.

The proposed law aimed to allow all citizens above 16 years old to change their sex in official documents without medical or psychological checks to prove suffering gender dysphoria.

The text aimed to “depathologise” transgenderism by normalising terms as “trans childhood”. The law would allow gender transition for minors from the age of 12 and would reinforce governmental action to fight “transphobia” in all areas of society.

But the parliament blocked the processing of the law with the negative vote of the Conservative parties PP and Vox. Even more meaningful was the key abstention of the Social Democrats (the party of President Pedro Sánchez), whose spokesperson denounced that gender self-identifications would “not guarantee the legal security” of citizens in key areas such as the health system, work, penitentiary policies and sports.

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Read also: Kathleen Stock talks to Brendan O’Neill about why she is challenging trans ideology, podcast from spiked

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