Colors Sitges Link will rally this Saturday in Sitges to demand that human rights are not cut in the trans and LGTBI state law.
The State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans, Bisexuals, Intersexuals and more (FELGTBI+); Federación Plataforma Trans; Chrysallis, Asociación de Familias de Infancia y Juventud Trans*; Fundación Triángulo Trans*; Fundación Triángulo; COGAM; No binaries España; KifKif migrants and refugees; LGTBI, No es Terapia; No binaries España. LGTBI, No es Terapia among others, have called for a state-wide demonstration in Madrid.
Colors Sitges Link has called on its members and friends, as well as other organisations in the Garraf area, to mobilise simultaneously in Sitges in support of the Trans and LGTBI Law.
Sitges (05/12/2022) – Colors Sitges Link has summoned its members and friends, as well as other organizations from the Garraf, who will rally this Saturday in Sitges to demand the PSOE not to cut the human rights of trans people, already included in the draft trans and LGTBI state law approved by the Council of Ministers. The rally will start at 5pm in Plaça Eduard Maristany (in front of Renfe) and will be held simultaneously with those called in other Spanish cities and at the start of a statewide demonstration called in Madrid for the same purpose.
Colors Sitges Link has called the rally within the initiative of the Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Trans, Bisexuales, Intersexuales y más (FELGTBI+); Federación Plataforma Trans; Chrysallis, Asociación de Familias de Infancia y Juventud Trans*; Fundación Triángulo; COGAM; No binaries España; KifKif migrantes y refugiados LGTBI, No es Terapia among other organisations, which have called the state demonstration on the same day in Madrid. The organisers of the statewide initiative encouraged all regional and local organisations that could not and local organisations that could not attend the demonstration in the capital to gather in their respective territories.
With this action, the organisations are demanding that the human rights for trans people set out in the state Trans and LGTBI Law not be curtailed and, especially, that the right to self-determination of sex be guaranteed in the civil registry for trans people under 16 years of age accompanied by their parents. Trans and LGTBI people demand that no administrative obstacles be put in place, nor hormone treatment or medical diagnoses be required, so that trans minors and adolescents can change their sex in the civil registry with the accompaniment of their parents. This measure would avoid the current imposition of an ID card that does not correspond to the identity they are already living according to.
The organising organisations also recall that there is already case law in Spain that recognises the right of trans children to see their identity reflected in their ID card. In 2019, the Constitutional Court ruled that article 1.1 of the 2007 Law for the rectification of sex registration, which is still in force today, is unconstitutional as it excludes transgender people from the registration process.
In addition, they point out that the General Council of the Judiciary indicated in its report on the Trans and LGTBI Law that “it may be constitutionally legitimate, (…) the legislative option according to which the right to sexual identity is given its greatest virtuality, extending it to a certain section of the minority without subjecting it to any condition, within the framework of a registration procedure”. They also recall that the Public Prosecutor’s Council stated that the Trans law “establishes different age brackets”. The Fiscal Council considers, for the sake of legal certainty, that the inclusion of the age brackets in the draft law “is justified”. Finally, they point out that international organisations such as the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the UN have also openly supported transgender rights.