April 20, 2021

The Civil Registry of Santa Cruz de La Palma denies discriminatory treatment to a transsexual person – The Province

The Civil Registry of Santa Cruz de La Palma has issued on Thursday a statement denying that there is discriminatory treatment of transgender people, as has been denounced in recent days the collective 'Violet LGTBI La Palma'.

Thus, he points out that It is incorrect" It takes a year to respond to the request for a name change because the regulations are in force since October 23, 2018 and the petitioner submitted his request in the last month of March.

The Registry has only two officials to process all the requests made not only by the populations of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Villa de Mazo, Barlovento, Breña Alta, Breña Baja, Puntallana and San Andrés y Sauces, but also those generated by the General Hospital of La Palma, which occupies a "high activity"from the administrative office.

So far this year, the Registry has initiated a total of 941 civil proceedings.

In addition, the two officials who process the procedures take turns daily making overtime to reduce the pendency of the court, one hour every day and on weekends.

Both the judge and the officials point out that the process follows the ordinary procedures and "nor is it going to advance on other petitions of citizens with the same rights that the petitioner or, much less, delay with respect to the rest of the citizens ", as has been affirmed by the collective.

Along these lines, the judicial body insists that it acts in all cases as a "guarantor" of the rights of all citizens independently of its birth, race, sex, religion, opinion or any other condition or personal or social circumstance, as established in Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, the basis of the legal system.

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