It has not yet been approved by the Council of Ministers and there is still a long and difficult stretch for the ‘ley trans‘ is in force. But after more than two years of complicated negotiations, in which opposition from a sector of the feminism To the recognition of the so-called gender self-determination, the goal is closer and closer. This is the opinion of the collective trans who are participating in the negotiations of the blueprint of law “for the real and effective equality of people trans and for the guarantee of the rights of the people LGTBI“: The State Federation of Lesbian, Gay, Trans and Bisexuals (FELGTB), the Triangle Foundation and Chrysallis.
Entities celebrate that the coalition government has reached a agreement in order to unblock the main obstacle: self-determination of gender. According to the latest draft of the text, the content of which has been advanced by El Periódico de Catalunya, a formula has been agreed that allows a person to change their sex in the Civil Registry and, later, in the DNI, without presenting witnesses or documentation to prove the “stable transsexual situation”, which was what Carmen Calvo demanded. The First Vice Presidency, Equality and Justice have agreed to carry out a double appearance in the Registry, three months apart, but there will be no “tutelas or obstacles”, as claimed by the collectives.
Currently for the DNI to reflect the felt sex, trans people have to present a medical report and get hormones for at least two years, which makes this process complicated and painful for many of them. Hence, civil society has been demanding gender self-determination for years, right that is already recognized in several countries and in 13 regional laws when issuing documents such as the health card, but at the national level it has been slowed down, mainly by the opposition of the PSOE.
The pressure of Pride
Hence, the group considers an “advance” that the Government has reached an agreement on the change of registered sex and it is expected to approve the draft in the Minister council from June 29, a few days before the main demonstration of the Pride dayAn event that has served to pressure the negotiators, given that some associations demanded that the PSOE not be invited for “blocking” the rule.
“By unblocking the knot, the door opens to unblock other things,” he says. Mané Fernández, vice president of FELGTB. And it is that although there is already a text on which to work, which merges the two initial drafts prepared by Equality, one for the ‘trans law’ and another for the ‘LGTBI law’, there are still fringes, but the collectives “they trust” in which the text is approved before the Pride.
The pending conversations will revolve around what age the registration change can be exercised without requirements, since the draft contemplates the 14 years and the groups ask that it be from 12. Likewise, it is necessary to outline how the right to assisted reproduction or the historical memory center will be collected, but these are minor matters and there is time to agree before the 29th of June.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.