Upon the debate in relation to the New Argentine Civil and Commercial Code taking place by the Joint Committee specially created to such effect, FALGBT resumes encouraging the inclusion of deep legal and social reforms that bring family law up to date and grant more Rights to people. Rules on In Vitro fertilization, a new adoption system, the surrogate process, no-fault divorce procedure and prenuptial agreements should be included in the new legislation.
The Argentine Federation LGBT people pledges total support for the inclusion of deep amendments in relation to family law issues regulated by the New Argentine Civil and Commercial Code, which is under debate in Congress at present. FALGBT also expects that none of the sections included in the draft of the bill be excluded as a result of pressure exerted by the Catholic Church.
Such sections were related to, among other relevant issues, legislation on In Vitro fertilization, a new adoption system, regulation of surrogacy, no-fault divorce procedure, prenuptial agreements, and Civil Unions for people of either the same or the opposite sex.
If passed, all these reforms will allow the LGBT community to fully enjoy their rights, and will complement the present legal framework created with the passing of legislation related to same-sex marriages, Gender Identity and InVitro fertilisation, among others.
In connection with the aforementioned, Esteban Paulón, President of FALGBT, stated: “after Same-sex Marriages Act, Gender Identity and In Vitro Fertilization Act were passed, the FALGBT has encouraged the discussion of the New Argentine Civil and Commercial Code in Congress due to the need to spread equality and to grant the same rights to everybody. That is why we believe that it is fundamental to include legislation in the New Civil and Commercial Code on In Vitro fertilization, a new adoption system, surrogacy, no-fault divorce procedure, prenuptial agreements, and Civil Unions for people of either the same or the opposite sex, among others.”
He also stated that, “the FALGBT will keep its eyes open to avoid that pressure exerted by members of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and other groups causes many of these rights, widely supported by many political and social groups, not to be included in the bill. If we want to keep building a country based on equality, it is not admissible that any of these rights be adversely affected.”
To conclude, he said: “we hope that members of Congress honor their promises and that the New Civil and Commercial Code of Argentina reflects the plural and diverse society in which we live, where everyone is granted full Rights.”