A new law in Spain will grant priority to persons identifying as LGBTQI in accessing employment programs. The law will also apparently grant special status to persons identifying as transgender; they will receive priority over individuals categorized as cis-gendered (that is, people whose gender identity matches their biological sex) and homosexual.
The employment programs in question are free, requiring only that individuals register their gender identity or sexual orientation with the Ministry of Labor, if they are eligible for receiving priority treatment.
Registration, however, requires that non-cis-gender or non-heterosexual status be properly accredited.
The administrative procedure involved in such accreditation suggests a rather disconcerting vista, but the socialist-led Spanish government has referred to the development of a set of “common guidelines” similar to those used when determining cohabitation.
The law defining all this is still a draft and is currently on the docket to be debated at the country’s parliament.