The PSOE will try to modify the text during its processing, remaining firm in the “feminist values” The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, asks in the debate “not to give a millimeter” before the reactionaries The amendments to the entire PP and Vox have been rejected by the majority of the CongressIt is one of the star laws of the Ministry of Equality directed by Irene Montero and one of the ones that has generated the most tensions between PSOE and Podemos. This Thursday he has saved his first parliamentary process in Congress with the votes of a large majority, but the deep differences between the two partners of the Government remain. The amendments to the totality presented by PP and Vox have been rejected and now the law begins its parliamentary process. It does not seem easy to reach an agreement on the most thorny issue of the law, gender self-determination, which also divides the feminist movement and the PSOE itself. With various associations and groups in defense of the law among the guests, Montero has risen to the rostrum to ask the “feminist majority” in the Chamber not to give in “one millimeter to reactionaries and transphobia”. “Let’s not leave a single door open to hate speech”, said the minister who has reproached the PP for 2019 supporting a text that included the same thing that is written in its law. In her opinion, the reason is that now, in 2022, the popular “are being ideologically devoured by the extreme right.” The PSOE will defend the “feminist principles and values” It has cited the fundamental aspects of the norm such as the right to free self-determination, the prohibition of conversion therapies, the guarantee of access to assisted reproduction techniques for the LGTBI group, access of lesbians to affiliate their children without being married or the guarantee of sexual education in diversity of children. The PSOE has made it clear in its speech that they will work to modify some aspects of the law to improve it. Their spokesperson, Raquel Pedraja, has advanced that they will remain firm in their “feminist principles and values”. A sector of the party led by Carmen Calvo shows its legal doubts about free self-determination and considers that the law endangers equality laws. It has accused Vox of “feeding hate speech” against those who “do not fit into their mental parameters ” and the PP of “again attacking” the rights of citizens. He recalled how the popular voted against equal marriage, the abortion law, harassment before abortion clinics or the ‘Zerolo Law’. The PP and Vox amendments The PP deputy, María Jesús Moro, has defended the veto of her party arguing that the law does not promote the principle of equality, is interventionist and imposes a discourse that many people reject. She has been against the “erasure of women” and considers that the norm “wraps irresponsible actions with modernity” towards minors. Precisely, the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, has met this Thursday with the Alliance against the Erasure of Women, contrary to the law and that together with other organizations have already delivered a total of 24 amendments to Congress to modify terminology in the norm and avoid gender self-determination in the registry. Vox spokeswoman Carla Toscano, who wore a T-shirt with the slogan ‘Biology is real’, has charged against Montero’s text because “it imposes a single vision of the world” based on in gender ideology” and “without scientific support”. For Toscano, the new legislation will cause “ridiculous, absurd or dangerous situations”, such as men using women’s bathrooms or showers or “fraudulently going out to compete” in sports .