Trans-Europe: Ireland, UK, Spain, gender laws high on political agendas

While the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss works to block gender self-certification in Scotland, the Iberian government prevents the parliamentary debate on the Ley Trans, which allows sex change even for 12 year olds, to go for approval in a hurry: that is why Spanish feminists break with the left and open dialogue with the Popular Party. Meanwhile in Ireland a professor is arrested for refusing to use fluid language
Please be aware that the translation of contents, although automatic, has a cost to Feminist Post but is provided to you without any charge. Please consider making a contribution via the "Support us" page if you intend to use our translation service intensively.
The contents of this site are translated using automatic translation systems without the intervention of professional translators.
Translations are provided for the sole purpose of facilitating reading by international visitors.
Share this article

A teacher at an Irish Christian school, Enoch Burkehas been suspended and then arrested for refusing to name a transgender student with a neutral pronoun.

Trans-Europa: Irlanda, UK, Spagna, le leggi-gender ai primi posti nelle agende politiche
The arrest of Professor Enoch Burke

Meanwhile the new British PM Liz Truss is reportedly trying to block Scotland's plans to allow self-identification for transgender (self-id) people and would ask lawyers for advice on how to 'pause or prevent' the reforms.

Truss, head of the equality brief as well as a former foreign minister, was instrumental in ruling out self-identification in England maintaining the need for medical checks to acquire a gender recognition certificate (GRC). In Scotland, the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) would instead eliminate the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

Truss is 'concerned' that trans people in other parts of the UK will travel to Scotland to obtain a GRC. Activists LGBT have asked the Scottish government to be 'bolder' in its reforms which enjoy the support of four out of five of the main parties in the Scottish Parliament (excluding the Tory ).

An informant stated: "Truss asked the legal teams to find ways to 'pause or prevent' the Scotland Gender Recognition Act Bill. I would not be surprised if Truss successfully stopped him. Truss would be "furious at what this plan could do to women's rights in the rest of the UK, but is also concerned about Scotland. This involves her seeking legal advice on the potential impact of the Scottish law on the rights of residents in the rest of the UK'.

you can read the full story here

Finally, the Spain. The Congress Committee agreed to approve the so-called Ley Trans under urgent procedurethus halving the time and effectively eliminating the parliamentary debate. Promoted by the Minister of Equality Irene Montero , the law could be approved within this month.

The project enables the sex change at the registry office without medical or psychological expertise: from the age of 12 with judicial authorisationfrom the age of 14, with parental care; and from the age of 16 independently. In their reports, both the Council of State and the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) defended the necessity of judicial intervention for all children.

Spanish feminism opposes the norm, strongly supported by the left-wing government (Psoe + Podemos) because it includes 'gender self-determination' that could undo women's achievements. And together with many experts he warns of the health hazards for minors, that could be subjected to treatments that explicitly appear as 'not recommended' for them in the file of the Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency (AEMPS).

The law, issued last June by the Council of Ministers would allow the use of drugs used to suppress puberty: agonists of GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) . Its analogues - triptorelin e leuprorelin - are strongly discouraged by AEMPS why 'safety and efficacy in paediatric patients have not been established' and thus " use in children or adolescents is not recommended until data on efficacy and safety are available" . 

Long-term use in the paediatric population is indeed experimental and the exact consequences are unknown. L' Alliance against the erasure of women (Contraborrado) presented a pioneering report on this issue. The platform that brings together thousands of Spanish feminists referred to a study published by Lesbians UnitedUS lesbian organisation that proved that drugs that block the development of puberty, necessary for the transition have very negative consequences on the physiology of minors.

Among the problems noted were those related to 'to the skeleton, cardiovascular system, thyroid, brain, genitals, reproductive system, digestive system, urinary tract, muscles, eyes and immune system'. As if this were not enough, GnRH agonists " can be detrimental to mental health and increase the risk of suicide ".

Trans-Europa: Irlanda, UK, Spagna, le leggi-gender ai primi posti nelle agende politiche

In June 2022 the FDA (the US pharmaceutical agency) had received more than  60,400 reports of adverse effects to the use of common GnRH agonists, including almost 8,000 deaths . 

Contraborrado feminists demanded that the text of the Ley Trans be withdrawn for open a debate that allows society to know the practical consequences for children and women's rights. The President of the People's Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo , wanted to listenand has announced that he will repeal the rule as soon as he is in government.

read the news here

Spain will go to elections in 2023. According to the latest polls, the Populars would lead with over 30% of the votes against the Socialists' 28.2%. Podemos would again become the third force with 13%, while Vox would win 12%.


Much of the news published by Feminist Post you will not read elsewhere. That is why it is important to support us, even with a small contribution: Feminist Post is produced solely by the voluntary work of many people and has no funding.
If you think our work can be useful for your life, we will be grateful for even the smallest contribution.

You can give us your contribution by clicking here: Patreon - Feminist Post
You might also be interested in
22 May 2024
Germany: paedophiles in celebration. Fewer criminal risks for possession of child pornography
With a change in the law, the Bundestag decreases the penalties for possessing and/or distributing pornographic images of girls and boys, which have been downgraded to misdemeanours. News enthusiastically welcomed by paedophile groups pushing to lower the age of sexual consent to 12
Free paedophilia is also part of the transhuman umbrella: to progressively, preferably quickly, break down even this limit, to admit and even encourage transhuman sex - after all, girls and boys are at the heart of transhuman policies. A legislative innovation approved by the Bundestag takes a step in this direction. Geneviève Gluck tells us about it The German parliament voted by a majority to remove a section of the penal code that made the possession of child pornography a criminal offence. Once in force [...]
Read now
20 May 2024
Why Italy did not sign the EU declaration on LGBTIQ rights (it did sign another one though)
The declaration against homolesbobtransphobia signed in Europe by all the member states passed into silence. Great media clamour, on the other hand, over a second declaration not signed by Italy because it is strongly unbalanced on gender identity on the model of the Zan fu-ddl: here are all the critical points
A few days ago, on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in Europe, the following resolution was passed unanimously - including Italy, therefore: 1498th Meeting of the Committee of Ministers (7 May 2024) - EU Statement ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2007.05.2024 Press and information team of the Delegation to the COUNCIL OF EUROPE in StrasbourgI have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its [...]
Read now
16 May 2024
UK: gender identity will no longer be discussed at school
A new crackdown by the Sunak government after the Cass report, which also warns of the risks of social transition of minors, the so-called 'alias identity' that has already been adopted by many Italian schools: in the classroom, it will no longer be taught that one can change sex and sex education will be calibrated according to age. And never without parental consent
After years and years of transactivists from associations such as Stonewall and Mermaids making the rounds with their sex education courses in English schools of all levels, Rishi Sunak's government announced today with Education Minister Gillian Keegan new mandatory guidelines for schoolchildren and students on these issues. Classrooms will no longer teach that you can change your gender identity, as has been the case until now [...]
Read now
14 May 2024
From Gaza to western delivery rooms, Judith Butler sees fascists everywhere
Fascists, of course, we gender-critical feminists too, 'allies of the right and the Vatican'. The Californian intellectual, renouncing all philosophical subtlety, compiles a political agenda that coincides with the platform of the university students in struggle. And he calls for an alliance between trans people, antifa, the pro-Pal movement, the homeless, black people, migrants and even women - understood as one of many minorities - to build 'a radical democracy inspired by the ideals of socialism'. An account of the Bologna leg of his triumphant European tour
Perhaps today one could speak of the 'Butler Agenda': its platform coincides perfectly with the platform of struggle of the-students throughout the West, with little certainty as to whether the chicken or the egg was born first. Certainly Judith Butler is to all intents and purposes the mother of Gender Theory to which these student(s) (a minority anyway) enthusiastically adhere; in turn these student(s) with their mobilisations are a source of inspiration for Butler, their platforms are also a [...]
Read now
6 May 2024
Trans surgery increases suicide risk
A very recent study of 90 million patients shows that trans-operated people run a 'significantly higher risk of suicide, death, self-harm and post-traumatic stress disorder' and require psychiatric support. Thus, the completion of the long and arduous transition with 'affirmative' surgery does not ensure the achievement of the hoped-for well-being
"Gender affirmation surgery is associated with a significantly higher risk of suicide, death, suicide/self-harm and post-traumatic stress disorder than control groups in this real-world database. Since suicide is one of the most common causes of death among adolescents and middle-aged individuals, it is clear that we must work to prevent these unfortunate outcomes. This further reinforces the need for comprehensive psychiatric care in the years following surgery for [...]
Read now
22 April 2024
Letter to Rishi Sunak: we need a public enquiry into the influence of transgender ideology
One hundred and thirty British MPs, doctors, psychiatrists, academics and detransitioners - among them JK Rowling - have written a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to examine the 'pervasive influence' of transgender ideology in schools and the National Health Service and to ascertain responsibility for the harm done to thousands of girls and boys
"Rishi, if you read this petition please do the right thing and urgently initiate a public enquiry. The welfare of our children depends on it." Writing this is psychotherapist James Esses, coordinator of the Biological Reality Statement and one of the signatories to an appeal to the British Prime Minister after the major scandal of the treatment of 'confused and vulnerable' children by medical professionals, made evident by Hilary Cass's report. Among the first signatories is JK [...]
Read now
1 2 3 60