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Spain’s high court upholds marriage

Timothy Kincaid

November 6th, 2012

From Fox News Latino (an oddly useful source for non-US gay related stories) :

The Spanish Constitutional Court defended same-sex marriage in rejecting a challenge filed by the conservative Popular Party against the law authorizing such unions, which was enacted by a Socialist administration.

Nearly 25,000 couples have been wed under the law since it was enacted in 2005 by Spain’s then-Socialist government.

According to court officials, the verdict was passed by a vote of 8-3.

El Pais covers the story in more detail. (google translation)

One conservative joined seven progressives to support marriage. One conservative abstained from the decision and three opposed the court’s finding.

The conservative Popular Party railed against the bill when it passed in 2005. But now that they have control of the government, they are finding that legislation to overturn the popular law is a very very low priority. They have decided that their real objection was to the word “marriage” and now that the court has ruled, the government will abide by its decision.



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