Spain’s Top Court Rules: Gay Marriage is Constitutional


Spain's highest court has upheld the constitutionality of the seven-year old marriage equality law.

Spain's top court today ruled that the law passed in 2005 by the Socialist government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero allowing gay couples to marry is fully constitutional, answering an appeal challenging in it by the conservative Popular Party's Mariano Rajoy.

Eight judges (seven progressive and conservative Francisco Perez de los Cobos) voted in favor and three judges, all appointed under the Popular Party, dissented.

Posted November 6, 2012 at 1:31pm ETC by Andy Towle
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