18 male candidates identify as female for an upcoming election

The Force for Mexico party has registered 18 transgender candidates for an upcoming election.

A constitutional change in 2019 requires political parties to have gender parity, that is 50% men and 50% women.

All 18 candidates ‘self-identify’ as trans and claim it would be discrimination to challenge their identity.

Speaking with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, Marcial Padilla, director of ConParticipación, an organization that promotes family values, said that “there are some occasions when the saying ‘the snake bites its tail’ comes true.”

Here they could say “don't judge me or don't discriminate against me because of my gender expression,” he said.

“Finally, gender ideology, being a matter of subjective confusion and chaos, also reaches a crisis point when monetary, political or other interests can demonstrate its lies and confusion,” Padilla pointed out.

“This will be one of many cases that we are going to see in Mexico and in other countries.”

Padilla pointed out there is a difference between perception and reality, but that “reality always catches up with you”.

“If you’re a man you’ll always be one, if you’re a woman you’ll always be one. It’s not just a subjective feature, it’s an objective fact,” he stressed.

Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said it was inevitable that self-identity laws would be abused.

“This situation is almost comical, except the consequences are very real,” she said.

“Men will identify as women to satisfy gender quotas and there is no reasonable way to challenge them.

“Women are the losers as men take advantage of appropriating gender to their advantage.

“Let’s hope the people of Mexico will recognise the farcical situation for what it is and challenge the laws that provoked the move in the first place.”