Spain approves controversial LGBT and abortion laws


Southern Europe

Activist Carla Antonelli (L), activist Boti Garcia (2L), Spain's LGTBI+ President Uge Sangil (3L), Spain's Minister for Equality Irene Montero (C) and LGTBI+ member Niurka Gibaja (R) celebrate in front of the Spanish Congress, in Madrid on February 16, 2023 after the 'transgender ley' was voted upon. Photo AFP, Oscar del Pozo

Spain's parliament on Thursday passed legislation which makes it easier for trans people to change their gender, expands access to abortion procedures and grants menstrual leave to women suffering from severe period pain.