Calls for Portugal to adopt gender identity legislation

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 10-07-2021 20:00:00 · 4 Comments

A report, which was published in the Official Journal of the European Union in July 2019, states that "the Portuguese government has not adopted any legislation to regulate the self-determination of gender identity, after the lead of the Constitutional Court.

The signatories asked deputies for "the legislative process to overcome the Constitutional Court's decision to begin as a matter of urgency".

In the document entitled "Right to self-determination of gender identity and gender expression and protection of the sexual characteristics of each person", which is still open to signatures, the "diversity and scope" of the signatories is referred to.

The promoters of the initiative, several associations, collectives and individuals, highlighted the "multiplicity of people, in terms of age groups, gender, gender identity and gender expression, occupations and public notoriety, from totally anonymous persons to people in academia, health sciences, politics, culture and activism".

Anália Torres, Miguel Vale de Almeida, Rui Bebiano, Alexandra Araújo Coimbra, Bruno Maia, Ana Gomes, Francisco Louçã, Marisa Matias, Ana Zanatti, André Gago, Helena Ferro de Gouveia, Hugo van der Ding, José Luís Peixoto, Ana Marques Prata, Anabela Rocha and Paulo Côrte-Real are some of the signatories of the open letter.

In a statement, the promoters stressed that the document is signed by citizens "regardless of whether or not they identify as LGBTQI+, because the present issue concerns all people, as it constitutes an imperative of citizenship".

On 29 June the Constitutional Court (TC) "rejected" the Government's regulation of the self-determination of gender identity in schools, as it considered that the matter is an exclusive domain of the Assembly of the Republic.

However, the court did not rule "on the substance of those rules, with regard to the prohibition of ideological programming of education by the State and the freedom of programming of private education", says a statement issued by the institution, adding that this "decision leaves untouched the guarantee of the right to gender identity and gender expression and the prohibition of discrimination in the education system".

The TC held that law no. 38/2018 of 07 August, regarding the self-determination of gender identity and gender expression "all concern matters of rights, freedoms and guarantees", since the Constitution establishes the "right to self-determination of gender identity and gender expression and the right to the protection of characteristics".

Therefore, the Constitutional Court considered that the content "cannot be defined by administrative regulation, as it is a reserved legislative competence" of the parliament.



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Comments:

2 genders. male and female. there are mentally ill people of both genders

By rodric reese from USA on 11-07-2021 11:26

I did not think it could be stupider, but it did.

Let children be children and stop doing gender tensions. What you do when you are an adult is up to everyone but damn, leave the kids alone.

Then it can be good to know that there are two sexes, male and female, there are no more sexes. You who believe that there is another gender, you must have something wrong in your head.

By Carol from Lisbon on 11-07-2021 05:02

I did not think it could be stupider, but it did.

Let children be children and stop doing gender tensions. What you do when you are an adult is up to everyone but damn, leave the kids alone.

Then it can be good to know that there are two sexes, male and female, there are no more sexes. You who believe that there is another gender, you must have something wrong in your head.

By Liz from Lisbon on 11-07-2021 11:58

Great, just what we need, more woke faggotry!

By Daco from Algarve on 11-07-2021 02:36
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