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Parliament adopts Gender Change Bill amid a debated about aliens

Greek parliament approved the bill for gender change and legal identity despite the strong objections of the Greek Orthodox Church and amid a political debate on  Greek traditions, family and religious ideals, the “struggle against Turks in 1821” and … “aliens. The bill passed with the votes of SYRIZA and To Potami some from ANEL and some from Democratic Coalition (PASOK)

Against the bill voted: Communist KKE, New Democracy, Centrists’ Union, far-right Golden Dawn and several independent MPs.

  • The bill on gender change passed with 171 YES and 114 NO
  • Article 3 on changing gender at the age of 15 was passed with 148 YES, 124 NO and 13 “present”.

Several MPs from junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) as well as one from SYRIZA down voted article 3.

During the heated debated in the Parliament, leader of conservative New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis brought an awkward example.

He claimed he talked with an expert, a psychiatrist, who told him “a young man told him he wanted to change his gender because an alien told him to do so while he was on the Hymettus Mountain.”

Mitsotakis example went viral on internet a hashtag #A_alien_told_me_to topped the Greek trending list.

Of course, Mitsotakis’ story was not an awkward kind of joke but an attempt to humiliate the transgender people, claiming they need a psychiatric consultation.

Leader of Centrists’ Union, Vasilis Leventis, argued that one of the heroes of the national struggle against the Turks in 1821 would never vote for this bill.

“Papaflessas did not fight for this,” Leventis said in the plenary and shouted “These are abnormal things!”

Giorgos Mavrotas (TO POTAMI) revealed during his speech in the Plenary that several lawmakers were exposed to pressure to vote against the bill in order to bring down the government.

The bill removes medical diagnosis and surgery as criteria for the gender change. For under-aged the parents’ consent is needed.

The public debate on an issue that affects the lives of a minority of people was carried out in the usual Greek style: shouting, shouting and shouting and an  extraordinary performance of ignorance by both the politicians and the media. The usual argumentation of anti-bill supporters was allowing the registration of gender change was a violation of the Greek Orthodox morals -as if the bill would bring down the Greek national identity.

Many ordinary Greeks who had no idea about the bill or the issue in general were left with the impression that a 15-year-old would wake up on morning and would want to change his or her gender.

PS If I remember right, the same arguments were used when the government was to vote for civilian marriage and the cremation of the dead. Both bills passed and we still feel we are Greeks. 🙂

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3 comments

  1. Syriza isn’t worried about creating jobs, education, industry, hospitals, cutting taxes, feeding the homeless and protecting our borders.

    Just today Turks blocked UN delivering food to Greeks in Turkish occupied Cyprus. Illegal under the Geneva convention in a attempt to ethnically cleanse Greeks from their homes once again.

    This bill is definitely not a priority, with so many problems and affects a minuscule part of the population. How about a bill to cut your their pay and remove all the Mercedes from parliament car park.

    What did you expect from these left wing atheist communists

  2. Another win for Soros’ Identity Politics. Next up euthanasia.

  3. The Frankfurt School and the War on the West
    ——————————————————————

    ….They devised strategies by which the destruction of the West could quickly and effectively take place: “To further the advance of their ‘quiet’ cultural revolution – but giving us no ideas about their plans for the future – the School recommended (among other things):

    “1. The creation of racism offences.
    2. Continual change to create confusion.
    3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children.
    4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority.
    5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
    6. The promotion of excessive drinking.
    7. Emptying of churches.
    8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.
    9. Dependency on the state or state benefits.
    10. Control and dumbing down of media.
    11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family.”

    If anyone is wondering why the West is embarked upon sexual suicide, much of the answer can be found in the Frankfurt School: “One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud’s idea of ‘pansexualism’ – the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:

    “• attack the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary educators of their children.
    • abolish differences in the education of boys and girls.
    • abolish all forms of male dominance – hence the presence of women in the armed forces.
    • declare women to be an ‘oppressed class’ and men as ‘oppressors’.
    Munzenberg summed up the Frankfurt School’s long-term operation thus: ‘We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks’.”

    I’d post the link to the above, but I seem to remember that any posts with links get deleted here.