The PSOE will abstain this Tuesday in the vote to take into consideration the so-called ‘trans law’ registered by ERC and the Plural Group, which will make the regulations fail since the rejection announced by PP and Vox will cause there to be more noes that yeses in the Congress of Deputies.
The PSOE proposes that trans people provide documentation that “proves” their sex change
For this reason, the debate on the law that took place this afternoon in the hemicycle, and in which the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, who did support the proposal, was present, has been marked by that decision of the Socialists -what maintain a dispute over this matter with their partner of United We Can in the Government, with which they are negotiating another proposal for a ‘trans law’–, which have received criticism from all left and nationalist groups, their usual allies in Parliament.
All of them have accused the PSOE of “obstructing” the regulations that aim to “promote and guarantee the real and effective equality of trans people through the recognition of the right to freely manifested gender identity, as a requirement of human dignity and a requirement for the free development of the personality “.
“It was not our desire to present this proposal,” the ERC deputy Pila Vallugera clarified during her turn to defend the bill. “Our hope was to debate the Government’s bill. But the repeated obstruction of the PSOE has endangered this bill. And the human rights of trans people remain parked,” he defended. Looking at the socialist bench, the Republican parliamentarian has begged the PSOE for “courage, honesty” and to raise “face to a debate that has ended like this because they have not been able to manage it.” If you are from the left, how long are you going to look to other side? How long will they allow the violence unleashed against their bodies and minds? ”
In Vallugera’s opinion “human rights cannot wait.” “The suffering of people when it is in our hands to eradicate it cannot wait,” he added. He also cited two “inalienable” principles, “self-determination or self-determination and depathologization.” And he recalled that “the PSOE and the PP have already voted laws that are based on these principles” in autonomous communities. “We are talking about human rights, we are not talking about feelings, desires, illusions. Trans people do not feel, they do not want, they are what they say they are. Regardless of what the rest of us think,” he concluded.
Faced with the debate that arose within feminism about the ‘trans law’, Vallugera recalled that “in trans women all the violence of the patriarchy comes together” for what he considered “justice to remember, repair and make visible” these people.
Errejón: “We are trying to legislate what society we want”
“We have to ask the PSOE to vote in favor,” added the spokesperson for Más País, Íñigo Errejón, another of the signatories of the proposal. “It doesn’t hurt to recognize clothes,” he added, the “path of social progress” promoted by the PSOE. But he added: “You cannot put yourself on a profile, you have to allow this law to be discussed. Do not block this law.” For Errejón, the one referring to transsexuals is a “law that has to do with equality” so that “trans people can be who they are without having to ask for permission, without having to choose between pretending who they are or being marginalized.”
The deputy from Más País recalled that trans people are a “group with between 85% and 90% unemployment” and with “lower life expectancy.” “We are not legislating for a few thousand people. We are trying to legislate what society we want.” “Do not allow with your vote the suffering of a trans boy or girl,” said Joan Baldoví, from Compromís, addressing the PSOE.
From the PNV, which has announced its vote in favor of the initiative, the deputy Joseba Agirretxea justified the new regulations in which “the Government’s proposal hibernates in the Moncloa freezer” and in “meeting the historical demand” of trans people , “who have experienced a situation of injustice and enormous vulnerability.” Addressing the socialist bench, the PNV parliamentarian asked them: “Do you think trans people deserve this confrontation? They are making a mistake.”
“Let no one frustrate the collective will to move forward,” Bel Pozueta, from EH Bildu, pointed to the following line, also referring to the PSOE. “We consider it absolutely necessary a law that guarantees the rights of transsexual groups, who have suffered discrimination in different areas. It is the most vulnerable group within the LGTBI group. It is being a group that is heavily punished, invisible and discriminated against,” “he concluded.
Vox believes that transsexuality is “a gender incongruity”
Also from Citizens they have asked the PSOE not to “put itself in profile” and support the regulations. “You cannot confront the feminist struggle with the struggle for the rights of trans people,” Sara Giménez, a deputy for Inés Arrimadas’ party, snapped at the Socialists.
From the PP they have justified their ‘no’ in that the bill comes between “the noise” on the left and in the middle of “a power struggle” between the PSOE and United We Can. And from Vox, its spokesperson during the debate, Lourdes Méndez, has assured that the law “aims at the recognition of gender identity, without any scientific basis or legal security”, supposes an “attack on the health of minors who they will be able to hormonal if that is their desire to the 9 years producing irreversible damages “and has assured that the transsexuality is” a gender incongruity that generates discomfort and suffering “. The proponents have been accused by the extreme right of embarking on a “race to denature the human being” and of “using minors as experiments to engage in politics.”