Finland’s transaction reform collides in the parliamentary committee

“We came to the unanimous conclusion that we have no chance of getting this across the finish line today,” he said, declining both to shed light on what has complicated the process and to speculate on when the statement might be finalized.

Since the reform will be implemented by the end of the election period, the committee’s report must be presented to the parliament by February 20.

The store is to be reformed in such a way that transgender people can change their legal gender with an application without the extensive medical examinations that are currently required.

The Parliament in particular has demanded changes to the bill. The vice-chairman of the Social and Committee of the Parliament (NCP) said on Wednesday that the party wants to clarify and correct the bill, especially with regard to how often a person would be allowed to change gender.

“We are talking about what the limit should be. A limit of at least year is what we have proposed because it could reduce the of other abuses,” he said, according to the public broadcaster.

The coalition has expressed its concern, for example, that people change their gender to avoid .

The other parties have had no choice but to listen to its concerns, as the bill probably also requires support from the in parliament, and the Center says it will allow its representatives to vote according to their .

The coalition is generally in favor of reforming the , but the bill currently under consideration is more comprehensive than its party conference proposed, Laiho said.

“I’m sure this is a matter of everyone’s conscience in a way. All representatives can think for themselves and decide whether they can stand behind the proposal.

The chairman of the coalition’s parliamentary group said on Wednesday that the group will meet to discuss the issue after the committee’s report is finalized to decide whether it should designate the issue as a conscience vote and allow all members to vote independently.

“This is how we often approach such matters, but we don’t have that discussion yet,” he told YLE reporters.

Aleksi Teivainen –

Source: The Nordic Page

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