Local September 8, 2023 | 8:28 am

Sectors reject instruction in favor of the Lgbtiq community

Santo Domingo.- The directive issued by the Attorney General of the Republic, Miriam Germán Brito, instructing members of the Public Ministry to address the Lgbtiq community according to their expressed gender identity has faced opposition from various sectors in politics, society, and religion. Critics argue that this measure violates the Constitution of the Republic.

Vinicio Castillo Semán, leader of the National Progressive Force (FNP), firmly stated that the directive is illegal and should be revoked. He emphasized that an individual’s sex is indicated by their civil identity document, and public officials should refer to citizens based on what is stated in their ID or birth certificate.

Pastor Feliciano Lacen, president of the Dominican Council of Evangelical Unity (Codue), expressed surprise at the initiative and considered it a violation of the Constitution. He pointed out that such a provision contradicts the right to freedom of expression and thought as outlined in Article 49 of the Substantive Law.

Olmayra Álvarez, director of Youth with a Mission (YWAM), expressed concern, stating that the Dominican Republic should be cautious when adopting agendas from other countries without proper approval of laws.

In response to the controversy, Juan Dionisio Rodríguez Restituyo, president of the Permanent Commission on Human Rights of the Chamber of Deputies, emphasized the importance of aligning institutional frameworks with constitutional rights and respecting the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Magda Rodríguez, president of the Permanent Commission on Gender Equality of the Chamber of Deputies, defended the instruction, citing the vulnerability of the Lgbtiqa+ community. She argued that the directive aims to prevent re-victimization and uphold respect for individuals.

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September 8, 2023 9:05 am

never thought I would see a woke instruction like this in the DR . This country has little respect for such instructions .

luis pena
September 8, 2023 10:03 am


bernie sierra
September 8, 2023 11:54 am

Se le fue la guagua a la mujer esa. She is trying to a create a problem that doesn’t exist in this country. The transwoman from Santiago is called by her female name even thought that she was born a man. People here are tolerant to what other people want to do with their lives and how they want to be called and address as. So why start to create a problem where there isn’t one.

September 8, 2023 12:14 pm

Neo-liberal agenda from the north contaminating the DR…

Jean de Langeron
September 8, 2023 2:49 pm

Since when the pastors are ruling in the civil society? The fundamentalist evangelical pastors in this country are spreading hate and persecution to everyone who is not under their influence. They do it not only towards the LGBT community but to the Catholics, Buddhist and any other group that is not adhering to their ideology. It’s ridiculous.

September 8, 2023 7:19 pm

these so called “pastors” are demons in disguise and they’re serving their pockets well ….

September 10, 2023 12:13 pm

The alphabet trend is a chosen life style and nothing more. No special treatment for being homosexual, transgender or the like.

September 10, 2023 12:11 pm

Bottom line. If you have male DNA and were born a male then you are MALE FOREVER. Cutting off parts, sewing on parts and chemical modification do not change the facts. Live how you like but there should be no SPECIAL protections for immoral conduct. Schools are no place for immoral or un-natural indoctrination. Schools need to TEACH. Raising the child is the job of the PARENT. Teachers just TEACH and then BUTT OUT.

September 10, 2023 1:48 pm

Catering to mental illness is not the way to run a country. Be tolerant but no special treatment.