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Guatemalan Congress controversial debate bill that limits rights to homosexuals and hardens penalties for abortion

2019-09-17T18:22:38.486Z

The project that was introduced in April 2017 and approved in two previous debates, proposes constitutional reforms to define abortion and aggravate penalties for those who promote or facilitate…



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(CNN Spanish) - The Congress of Guatemala will discuss on Tuesday the approval of the bill for the Protection of Life and Family.

The project that was introduced in April 2017 and approved in two previous debates, proposes constitutional reforms to define abortion and aggravate penalties for those who promote or facilitate it, including the woman who will cause her abortion. In addition, it explores reforms to the civil code of Guatemala to establish that marriage or civil union is only allowed between a man and a woman.

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“There are minority groups of Guatemalan society that, following an international agenda, propose currents of thought and practices inconsistent with Christian morals and promote behavior models that undermine the right to a visa, the natural order of marriage and the family ”, Denounces the bill promoted by Deputy Aníbal Rojas, deputy head of the Live Bank.

If passed, the law would prohibit public and private educational entities that promote sexual diversity and promote "as normal" sexual behavior other than heterosexuality.

The “Positive People” organization, which supports the homosexual community in Guatemala, has rejected the bill and called a rally outside Congress on Tuesday, when the law is discussed.

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In social networks, opponents of the project use the # NoALa5272 label to express their rejection of the law.

To be approved, the law requires the vote of 80 deputies of the 128 that make up the Congress. If endorsed on Tuesday in third reading, the initiative would become law.

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Source: cnnespanol

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