The Canary Islands unanimously approve a trans Law that recognizes the self-determination of gender identity
The collectives LGTBI + y Trans de Canary Islands they have warned this Wednesday to the vice president of Government español Carmen Calvo, that they will look for in the Congress The same that they have achieved in the islands, approve the law of social equality and non-discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual characteristics.
El Canary Islands Parliament has unanimously approved the new Trans Law, a norm agreed with the groups LGTBI + of the islands and that contemplates the self-determination of gender identity and expression, and that places Canary Islands on the list of autonomous communities that have a more advanced law than the state standard.
The new standard improves 2014 law and incorporates the necessary measures to guarantee and protect the full exercise of free self-determination of gender, without discrimination, and in all areas of political, economic, cultural and social life.
This initiative was promoted as a bill by all the parties of the Chamber (PSOE, CC-PNC, PP, Nueva Canarias, Sí Podemos, Gomera Socialist Group and Citizens) at the request of the groups LGTBI + and, although in the parliamentary process the group Popular had opted for abstention, has finally joined the consensus.
The depathologization of trans people
The main novelties of this Law of social equality and non-discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual characteristics They lie, among others, in the depathologization of the reality of trans people, the improvement of the administrative treatment of the people of these groups and the regulation of sanction and infringement measures.
To prove gender identity, it will be enough for the interested person to expressly state their identification as a woman, man or non-binary person, without the need for psychological or medical reports, as established by the new Canary Islands legislation, which establishes a regime of administrative sanctions for discrimination that they can reach 45.000 euros in very serious cases of aggression or harassment.
In addition, it protects the right of people trans and intersex to receive comprehensive and appropriate care for their medical, psychological, legal, social, labor or cultural needs from the Autonomous community.
In the case of people trans and intersex minors have the right to receive from the Autonomous community protection and care to promote the integral development of their personality and to receive health, educational and social care according to their gender identity or expression.