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Spain proposes further laws to secure rights for the LGBTQ+ community

This morning on 3rd July 2022, The Ministerial Council in Spain has proposed project TransLawLGBTQ to the General Court. The LGBTQ+ law is intended secure real and effective equality for people identifying as lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual, intersexual and all other members of this community.

The development of this law is a historical reparation for the LGBTQ+ community who have been discriminated against historically. The project TransLawLGBTQ has been proposed to protect those identifying as transgender, one of the most vulnerable and stigmatized minority groups. It stems from a proposition expressed in the Spanish government’s coalition pact and publicly defended by the President of the Government himself to protect this group of people from further abuse and discrimination. 

The law has been highly demanded by the LGBTQ+ movement. Since 2014, this group have  achieved this legislation in numerous autonomous communities. 

The LGBTQ movement has for years demanded the development of a state law that establishes foundational rights for their community which can be applied universally. Bringing the law into force will require public action by fiscal parties and members of the government judiciary, who will have to establish effective public action and provide effective measures to promote equal and effective rights for members of the LGBTQ community. 

These measures will seek to prevent, correct and eliminate all forms of discrimination in both public and private environments. This will involve the encouraging the participations of LGBTQ+ people in all elements of social life and overcoming damaging stereotypes.

The most relevant aspects of the legislation include the “expressed recognition of people’s right not to be discriminated against for their sexual orientation, sexual identity, expression, gender, or sexual characteristics.”

The law also seeks to “establish a legal definition of the following terms related to LGBTQ+ people: direct or indirect discrimination, multiple or intersectional discrimination, discriminatory harassment, measures of positive action, intersexuality, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender expression, trans people, LGBTQ+ family, LGBTQ+phobia, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and intergender violence”.


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