MEP David Casa Calls For Protection Of Slovak Transgender People’s Rights Amid ‘Worrying Developments’
Maltese MEP David Casa has called for the protection of equality for all individuals as well as the right to self-determination when questioned about the current situation in Slovakia.
Casa’s comments come as a reaction to what is happening right now in terms of trans rights in Slovakia, where a proposed bill could make legal gender recognition impossible in Slovakia.
“The right to self-determination and equality for all individuals should be protected,” a spokesperson for Casa told Lovin Malta.
“These developments are worrying. When rights are pulled back it has a negative impact on countless lives and also fuels prejudice and discrimination.”
“We must not tolerate discrimination in our society, we should be concerned with those who were traditionally pushed aside and focus on tearing down the barriers that excluded them, not raise them further.”
The bill in question would require transgender individuals to undergo a genetic test to prove that their gender was incorrectly determined at birth, a test that would be virtually impossible for most transgender individuals to pass.
Yesterday, activists from The Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) alongside Allied Rainbow Communities, Drachma, LGBTI+ Gozo, Aditus, Checkpoint Malta, Moviment Graffitti, and MMSA were present for a protest outside the Slovak Consulate in Valletta.
During the protest, MGRM invited Maltese MEPs and elected officials to take action to support transgender rights in Slovakia, including urging the Slovak government to withdraw the bill.
MGRM believes that the Maltese government, which is responsible for the world’s most progressive LGBTIQ+ laws, has an important story to tell about how Malta’s laws have led to a better quality of life for LGBTIQ+ people.
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