Spain stops Ley Trans. Germany too
Great victory for Spanish feminism: the government is divided over the Ley Trans - which introduced gender self-certification - and the abstention of the PSOE blocks the process. A similar law was blocked in the Bundestag. After the stop to self-id in the UK, transactivists are still on the corner. A boomerang also for the Zan bill

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Bad blow for transhumanists: with 78 votes in favour, 143 against and 120 abstentions, the process of the Ley Trans in Spain (gender self-determination) has stopped.

This is not a definitive victory: Podemos, which proposed the law, announces that it will not stop. But the party emerged significantly weakened by the recent administrative vote, a debacle following which leader Pablo Iglesias decided to leave politics. Podemos has lost much of its bargaining power. It will be difficult to bring the proposal back into discussion. The 120 abstentions are almost all attributable to the PSOE, which despite being against the Ley Trans (see here) did not want to crush on the right (in this strongly criticized by feminism). The choice to abstain however has split the government majority.

Today Spanish feminism has many reasons to celebrate. The patient and rigorous information work conducted by the unitary cartel ContraBorrado on the risks of the law for women, girls and boys has borne fruit, hopefully definitive. In addition to the free determination of one's gender for adults without any expert opinion or sentence - today in Spain, as in Italy, "gender change" requires a precise medical, psychological and legal process - the Ley Trans intended to extend the "right" also to children under 12, and regardless of parental consent (the text of the law here).

The transition of minors is the most sensitive issue everywhere: after years of wild and unruly practice and thousands of transitions (especially of girls, from feminine to masculine) Great Britain has introduced the need for a court ruling to authorize "therapy" with puberty blockers; Sweden said stop; L'Arkansas has declared these drug treatments illegal; LFinland has revised the guidelines, encouraging psychological treatments for "non-compliant" minors. In Italy the use of hormone blockers has been authorized and practiced for some years, but the numbers of minors treated are not known: the time has come to get to know them and do battle.

After Spain, it happened to Germany. The Bundestag stopped one bill on gender self-determination proposed by the Greens and Neue Linke (see here).

The stop in Germany and Spain (after Great Britain also rejected the self-id) causes a also a backlash to the Zan bill under discussion in Italy. The proposal does not explicitly talk about gender self-determination but introduces the concept of gender identity, cornerstone of the law e trailblazer for the true goal of self-id, as clearly explained by Marilena Grassadonia at the pro-Zan demonstration in Milan (see here), confirmed by the square of Rome and the iconic one cover of the weekly the Express.

Marina Terragni

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