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.

Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:17am ETC by Andy Towle
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