The possible announcement of the creation of an LGBTQ+ Undersecretariat within the Ministry for Women and Gender Equality had caused great expectation. However, it was Antonia Orellana herself who denied this information.
As reported by the press, Orellana stated that there is no announcement or project to create such an institution. It should be remembered that the information on the creation of an undersecretariat -delivered by a national newspaper-, corresponded to the result of a work group that had carried out the Ministry of Women and EG.
The Secretary of State emphasized that although the conclusions of the table do include the demand for a specific institutional framework, the way in which work is being done to achieve it is through the strengthening of laws.
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“There is no announcement, there is no bill, what there is is a table that has conclusions that are very diverse, but that point to the priorities that the community (LGBT+) has that are the same as the country: security, work and health,” said Orellana, according to what Cooperativa announced.
It should be remembered that a similar situation occurred within the ministry in October 2022, when it was Orellana herself who announced a possible free abortion project in the country. This in the midst of the debate for the continuity of the constituent process.
However, given the lack of clarity regarding the deadlines and the reactions of the political world, finally the Minister of Women and EG reported that the bill is part of this year’s agenda.