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Spain's Constitutional Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

Seven years since it was legalized, the top court in Spain is set to rule on an appeal challenging the country's marriage equality law, the AP reports:

SpainThe conservative Popular Party filed the appeal in 2005 on the grounds that "marriage" in the Spanish constitution meant the union of a man and a woman in matrimony.

A court spokesman said the tribunal will meet later Tuesday to study the appeal and is expected to vote.

Spain's Parliament passed the gay marriage bill in June 2005 when it was Socialist-controlled, with only Popular Party deputies opposing. The Popular Party has since come to power.

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    Posted by: THE QUEEN | Nov 6, 2012 9:19:41 AM


    Posted by: Maarten Vandersman | Nov 6, 2012 11:02:36 AM

  3. please let this be an onion article. OMG I had Spain as a possible destination because of marriage equality. :P

    Posted by: alexander | Nov 6, 2012 11:13:24 AM

  4. The fact that the Spanish government is giving more attention to same-sex marriage than its dying economy shows that they're not serious about the Euro crisis or being a member of the Eurozone.

    Posted by: Ramsey | Nov 6, 2012 11:31:42 AM

  5. i live in Spain and they are expecting no change in the law. Rajoy has already said he will not appeal the courts decision. And you are right, they are doing nothing here to help their citizens.

    Posted by: Herby | Nov 6, 2012 11:40:24 AM

  6. It was upheld! Gracias a Dios!

    Posted by: David | Nov 6, 2012 1:20:23 PM

  7. @David:

    Thanks for that update! It appears that the law was upheld 11-0, with one judge abstaining because of his prior employment by the national legislature. And this is a court that recently saw the addition of several conservative justices, which makes the 11-0 ruling all the more impressive.

    I am relieved that this is over. This legal challenge has been hanging over Spain for a ridiculous amount of time.

    Now, if we can win in some states here in the US today, maybe we can make our friends at NOM cry!

    Posted by: Jack | Nov 6, 2012 1:42:30 PM

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