The intervention of this Tuesday in the congress of Arnau Ramírez has had almost more from Vox than from the PSOE. Wearing a T-shirt with the colors of the LGTBI flag, the socialist has reproduced from the speakers’ platform several phrases from different representatives of the far-right party referring to the collective of lesbians, gays, transsexuals, bisexuals and intersexuals.
“Even in Ireland they approve of gay marriage. With the firmness of the sleepwalker, the West plunges into the abyss. Said by a Vox candidate. Gay Pride is a caricature and a denigrating day. Rocío Monasterio. If my son is homosexual, I would prefer not having grandchildren. Another Vox deputy. Why do gays celebrate Valentine’s Day if their thing is not love, it’s just vice? Vox communication director. In Spain we have gone from beating homosexuals to now impose your law. Espinosa de los Monteros. Marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Santiago Abascal, “Ramírez recited.
They are some quotation marks said, as attributed by Ramírez, by different representatives of Vox, which in recent months have circulated in the form of an image on the LGTBI flag on social networks, to denounce the pronouncements of the extreme right party against LGBTI people.
After repeating these words, the Socialist deputy continued his speech assuring that “it is evident that these are hate speech”. “It is only an exquisite selection of his pearls against the LGTBI collective and yes, hate speech has consequences. They do,” he insisted. Words that come just a week after the spokesperson for Vox in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, assured that his party “will take to court any journalist, political commentator or tweeter who links Vox with acts of violence “.
“Their speeches generate a lot of pain, they generate a lot of suffering. And yes, hate speeches generate violence. And if not, let them tell all these LGTBI people that more than ever they are being attacked or insulted. And if not, what tell Samuel, murdered at the cry of a fag, “Ramírez insisted again, to the applause from the hemicycle, where he also recalled that although the vast majority of Spanish women and men look favorably on LGTBI people,” the crimes hatred “has not stopped increasing in recent times.”
Specifically, the Socialist deputy pointed out that in the first semester of 2021 there had been 748 complaints for this reason, 9% more than in the same period of 2019. Given this increase in LGBTIphobic aggressions, and after the complaint of a homophobic aggression in Madrid that turned out to be false, the President of the Government Pedro Sánchez chaired last Friday a commission to monitor the plan to fight hate crimes, where it was agreed to create specific groups in the Police and the Civil Guard.
In his speech Ramírez also reminded LGTBI people who are afraid to shake hands with their partner in public, which in Spain are half, according to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), of people who do not dare to kissing the person they like and are getting to know, from concerned parents when their children tell them their sexual orientation or gender identity and from children who “who think they won’t be able to come out of the closet and will have to live through his fucking life a lie. ” “Can you imagine what can go through the mind of that kid? I can imagine it,” he rebuked. “You have no idea, Vox ultras, or are you very cruel.”