The General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) has approved this Wednesday, unanimously, its report on the trans bill in which he warns about certain points that could violate the rights of non-transsexual women and has demanded greater control in the case of those under 16 who want to change their sex.
The Plenary of the CGPJ has endorsed the bulk of the proposal of the speakers of the opinion on the draft trans law that was prepared by the Ministry of Equality and that came to light after a tough negotiation within the Executive.
He sees the purpose of the law “laudable” but questions some aspects
The governing body of the judges sees the purpose of the standard as “commendable”which is to avoid discrimination against trans and LGTBI groups, but includes some technical considerations that warn that, if not specified in the law, non-transsexual women could see their rights violated in areas such as sports or gender violence.
In the case of minors who want to change their sex, the report considers that between 14 and 16 yearsas contemplated by the norm, for minors between 12 and 14) also a judge should interveneto verify that the minor has “sufficient maturity” and “stability in the transsexual situation”.
On the other hand, it is considered that the reversal of a change of registered sex should be “absolutely exceptional”, “always under a judicial decision and never unconditionally or unlimited”.
Yes, the members applaud the prohibition of conversion therapies, although they doubt that it can be done when there is the consent of the affected person.
The draft opinion, which is not binding on the Government, was drawn up by two members of the conservative sector and one of progressive what they appreciated in the text “dark aspects” and “dysfunctions”.
Irene Montero criticizes the delay of the CGPJ in issuing the report: “No surprise”
The draft came to light after a complex negotiation within the Government and is rejected by the feminist movement, which considers that it could harm the struggle of women for equality.
The speakers of the CGPJ report also ask for guarantees to avoid fraudulent situations and that no one changes their sex to avoid responsibilities, for example, against victims of gender violence.
The draft project designed by Igualdad opens the door to change of sex in the registry without the need for medical reports from the age of 12. Between 12 and 14 years, judicial approval will be required; between 14 and 16, the assistance of parents or guardians; and from 16 there will be no limitation.
“The CGPJ issues its report on the Trans and LGTBI Law three months late. No surprise. Our roadmap is clear: urgently process this law so that it reaches Congress during this session.
The rights of trans and LGTBI people will be law.“
– Irene Montero (@IreneMontero) April 20, 2022
Shortly after the report was approved, the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, shared her assessment on social networks: “The CGPJ issues its report on the Trans and LGTBI Law three months late. no surprise. Our roadmap is clear: urgently process this law so that it reaches Congress during this session. The rights of trans and LGTBI people will be law “, she has written.