The flag controversy breaks out in Pride 2020

The flag controversy breaks out in Pride 2020

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The contentious-administrative court number 1 of Cádiz has admitted the precautionary measures requested by the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers and has forced the City of Cádiz to remove the LGTBi flag hanging on one of the masts of the main facade of its building

The celebration of Pride 2020 This weekend comes marked by the recent ruling of the Supreme Court that rejects the placement of unofficial flags on the exterior of public buildings, and which has already resulted in a judicial resolution: a judge has ordered the mayor of Cádiz, José María González Kichi, to remove the ensign from the rainbow.

The court of contentious-administrative number 1 of Cádiz has ordered, as a precautionary measure, the removal of the facade of the City of Cádiz from the rainbow flag, symbol of the LGTBI movement, and that the consistory defended because “it does not eliminate any other, but that serves to add rights ”.

The judge thus accepts in a car the precautionary measure requested by the Christian Lawyers Association, which has filed a complaint against the mayor of Cádiz for raising this banner. The entity accuses the mayor of prevarication because the raising of the flag was done against the Supreme Court ruling that has stipulated that “the use, even occasionally, of unofficial flags is not compatible with the current constitutional and legal framework” on the outside of buildings and public spaces, even when they do not substitute, but concur, with the flag of Spain and the others legally or statutorily instituted ”.

The Madrid City Council will not hang this year the LGBTI Pride rainbow flag claiming the Supreme Court ruling. In Valladolid, the only councilor of Vox, Javier García Bartolomé, yesterday asked the mayor of the city, the socialist Óscar Puente, to withdraw “immediately” the rainbow flag placed on the balcony of the main facade of the Town Hall.

Beyond the controversy of the rainbow flag, lesbian, trans and bisexual women are the protagonists this year of the demands around the LGBT Pride celebrations, which due to the pandemic will take place mainly online. In the context of this 2020 dedicated to “LTB women, sorority and feminism”, the Spanish federation FELGTB has wanted to emphasize, according to the organization’s statement, that “there is no one way to be a woman.”

After the vindication of this year’s Pride beats the controversy that for several months has faced feminists and trans collectives about self-determination and gender identity. In other words, the debate on the right of every person to decide without hindrance what their gender is.

Feminism, says the FELGTB statement, “is necessarily trans-inclusive or it is not feminism.” Thus, the right to be who we are, to freely express our gender, to choose our affective-sexual relationships, to decide whether we want to be mothers or not, to have a decent job, not to be discriminated for being outside the norm, is claimed and to receive the health care we need. ” It is also highlighted that with the Covid-19 pandemic, vulnerable people are suffering greater risks

This week, the FELGTB and the Fundación Triángulo met with the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, to demand that the rights of trans people and the entire LGTB community be guaranteed by law. Thus, it is claimed that the “right to free gender self-determination” and the depathologization of transsexuality be recognized. Triangle.


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