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Spain's Constitutional Court affirms gay marriage

There's no turning back, is there?

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country's gay marriage law on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman.

The county's top court voted 8-3 to dismiss the appeal of the conservative Popular Party filed shortly after Spain became the world's third country to approve gay marriage.

Spain's Parliament passed the gay marriage law in 2005 when it was Socialist-controlled, with Popular Party deputies opposed. The Popular Party took power late last year after the Socialists were ousted over their handling of the economy.

The gay marriage law angered the predominant Roman Catholic Church but opinion surveys showed most Spaniards backed it. Belgium and the Netherlands approved gay marriage laws before Spain.

More than 22,000 gay marriages have taken place in Spain.

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2012


by Anonymousreply 111/07/2012

Spain has 3 people on its top court, who are not qualified to be judges. Judges should not quote "magical books" on legal decisions.

by Anonymousreply 211/07/2012

Unlike in the USA, the people in control of Spain are not religious wackos. They largely keep them out of politics.

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2012
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