The Chamber of Deputies approved and sent for review to the Senate the bill that recognizes Argentine Sign Language as a natural and native language throughout the national territory.
The bill emphasizes the importance of its preservation and dissemination as part of the linguistic and cultural heritage of the community.
The initiative was approved with the support of 229 votes from Frente de Todos, Juntos por el Cambio, Interbloque Federal, Provincias Unidas, Movimiento Popular Neuquino, Ser, Frente de Izquierda, Libertad Avanza and Avanza la Libertad.
The session was attended by members of the Argentine Confederation of the Deaf who observed the debate from the floor and were able to follow the alternatives thanks to the sign language interpreter who is always present in all the deliberations of the legislative body.
The historical claim of the Argentine Confederation of the Deaf also had its correlation with a campaign to collect signatures launched through the Change platform, which has gathered more than 130,000 signatures in demand of the law.