|Parliamentary representative in the High House for the province of Sulona|
Assumed office |
|Born||March 8, 1973|
|Religion||Church of Nalatia|
Bashira Linatta (born March 8, 1973) is a Nalatian politician. She currently serves as a parliamentary representative from the province of Sulona, and she has held that office since 2002.
She has become famous in Nalatia for her LGBT activism and unique political views.
Linatta was born 8 March 1975 in Sulona, the child of Chege Chebet, a Kenyan, and Nila Dasio. Chebet changed his name in 1965 when he moved to Nalatia to the common Nalatian name "Linatta".
In 1995 she graduated from law school. She became a lawyer in 1997 and ran for parliamentary representative as a Margan Party candidate in 2001. Since January 2, 2002, she has held the position.
Linatta has been rumored to be an atheist, but contends that she is a member of the Church of Nalatia, while not being a regular churchgoer.
Linatta is openly lesbian and has been since 1999. After gay marriage passed in Sulona in 2007, Linatta and her partner, Clara Danta wed on July 17, 2007. They plan to adopt a child.
Linatta has been a parliamentary representative in the High House for the province of Sulona since 2002.
She introduced the failed Nalatian Freedom to Marry Act of 2005 on June 3, 2005. She introduced Sulona Freedom to Marry Act of 2007 on June 7, 2007, and on October 11, 2007 the law was passed by Parliament and signed by Queen Julia.
She also introduced the Anti-Pollution Act of 2005 on June 1, 2005. It was passed by Parliament and signed by Queen Julia on that date.
Linatta has announced she will run for president in the first presidential election in Nalatia. Political commentators from around the world said that she has a slim chance of getting elected, even if she does win the Margan Party nomination due to the more conservative provinces of Nalatia such as Chateaux being unlikely to vote for her. Her campaign officially began on October 31, 2011.