Ddl Zan: we are proud of ourselves
Italia Viva's mediation proposal calls for a return to the Scalfarotto bill and corresponds to the demands of feminism. After a year of struggles and doors in our faces we have finally been heard and we find ourselves at the center of the debate

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Italia Viva is playing an active role of mediation on the Zan bill and proposes that an agreement be reached on a modified text for «bring the Zan bill back to the definition contained in the Scalfarotto bill, or by adding the words 'or based on homophobia or transphobia, in addition to the theme of disability, and consequently revising the article».

In short, away with gender identity and away with sex - which in the Zan bill extends protection to misogyny-misandry.

It is also asked to delete article 4 - the so-called idea-saver that doesn't save ideas at all, and actually hands over every legitimate opinion tojudge's discretion, the only person entitled to decide whether or not an expression of thought is "suitable for determining the concrete danger of carrying out discriminatory or violent acts“.

Finally IV proposes the modification of article 7 which introduces the celebration of LGBTQ day in schools and related training, asking that it be added to the text “in compliance with full school autonomy“.

Italia Viva's proposals, presented to the Senate Justice Committee, substantially coincide with feminism's requests for change: away from gender identity, away from misogyny-misandry, free choice in schools. As you can see here, we were the first, on 14 June, to indicate the return to the original Scalfarotto bill as a possible path of mediation, proposal that we have taken up in this one editorial of June 28th on The print

and which we relaunched at a later date conference on July 1st in the Senate.

AND' a reason for great satisfaction to have finally been heard after a year of being thrown in the face by the proponents, from Zan to Zingaretti and later Letta, and unfortunately also from the women of the Democratic Party, with a couple of exceptions, from Leu and the 5 Stars who ignored every request for dialogue.

Apparently, even with our bare hands, we worked well, we managed to break the silence and open public discussion, and today our proposal is at the center of the political discussion. At this point we just have to wait for next July 6th and the outcome of the mediation attempt.

On the part of the Democratic Party, the closure seems absolute. At the moment the request is still to go to the count in the chamber, but the next few hours could be decisive. After all it would be quite incomprehensible not to consider a text, that of the Scalfarotto bill, which had been signed by Zan himself and by various exponents of the Democratic Party and the center-left, and probably today it could also be supported by the centre-right -not only from Forza Italia, but perhaps even from the League- finding the majority necessary for a rapid approval that would provide the country with a good law against homotransphobia - and disability -. And avoiding possible difficulties for the government, which would find itself having to deal with a split in a decidedly complex moment.

Explains Pharaoh of IV: «Let's make a pact for return to the Scalfarotto law against homophobia and transphobia, without terms that could raise doubts, and then cAs a majority we ask Draghi to give confidence to the Chamber».

It would therefore be a matter of speeding up the approval of this rule, which has always been defined as urgent, and of postpone to later times a possible discussion on the very sensitive topic of gender identity and on the possible reform of law 164/82 which regulates the topic of transsexuality, a topic that requires broad and in-depth reflection.

We await with confidence. And also, if allowed, with a certain pride.

Marina Terragni


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