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Gay marriage in Spain affirmed by top court, justices reject appeal to knock down 2005 law
By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 12:28 PM

MADRID — 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.


I needed a bit of good news. Thanks, Spain.
the_physicist 7th-Nov-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
aubade_saudade 7th-Nov-2012 12:58 am (UTC)
cuterabbit33 7th-Nov-2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Hurray for Spain! :D
ebay313 7th-Nov-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
A facebook friend of mine on facebook posted an image about this (and how good it is) ... a facebook friend who also has been posting pro-Romney shit all election -_-

But more on topic, yay Spain!
tiddlywinks103 7th-Nov-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
ayajedi 7th-Nov-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
yay for Spain
callmetothejedi 7th-Nov-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Yay for Spain!
wikilobbying 7th-Nov-2012 03:10 am (UTC)
excellent news <3
aviv 7th-Nov-2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Algo bueno que suceda :)
carmy_w 7th-Nov-2012 05:50 am (UTC)
That's great!

Been doing the happy dance since Ohio dropped blue! YAY!
zinnia_rose 7th-Nov-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Felicidades España!!!!! :D
queenbathory 7th-Nov-2012 06:03 am (UTC)
France take note!
lovis 7th-Nov-2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Germany, too!
mingemonster 7th-Nov-2012 07:37 am (UTC)
Yessss four for you, Spain!
phililen3 7th-Nov-2012 07:58 am (UTC)
Welcome to the cool table SPAIN
despatch_boxing 7th-Nov-2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Dude, spain WAS the cool table before it was cool. Third in the mf world.
rebness 7th-Nov-2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
Spain already was cool! One of the first places to legalise gay marriage in the first place. :D

Edited at 2012-11-07 12:09 pm (UTC)
thevelvetsun 7th-Nov-2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Third country in the world to legalize gay marriage, and they did it 7 years ago.
yami_no_hoshi 7th-Nov-2012 09:28 am (UTC)
yay, Spain! :D this is awesome!
tabaqui 7th-Nov-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
gashinenai 7th-Nov-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
oh this is great!
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