“A Catholic organization opposing transgender recognition in Spain says it will not be deterred from spreading its message after a judge in Madrid ordered one of its slogans to be removed from the side of a bus.
Hazte Oir, a conservative group founded in 2001, will not be allowed to use its so-called ‘Freedom Bus’ in public until its anti-transgender slogan is removed.
The orange bus, which had been due to tour cities in Spain, is emblazoned with the message: “… Don’t let them fool you. If you are born a man, you are a man. If you are a woman, you will continue to be one.”
Following Madrid’s City Council’s opposition to the bus campaign, a local court ruled that the vehicle cannot be driven in public because it could harm the ‘dignity’ of people with a ‘different’ sexual orientation, reported El Mundo.
Hazte Oir, which translates as ‘Make Yourself Heard’, stoked controversy last month with the slogan, which was labeled a ‘hate’ message by People’s Party politician Javier Maroto.
‘Do not be fooled,’ Maroto tweeted on February 28, ‘[It is] a campaign of hatred of LGTB’.”