Spanish activists rallied outside the headquarters of the Popular Party’s headquarters over the weekend, worried that if the conservative party wins the election on March 9, they will follow through with plans to reverse laws allowing same-sex marriage and gay adoption in the country.
The AP reports: “The Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero legalized gay marriage in July 2005 and passed legislation allowing gay couples to adopt. The PP immediately appealed against the laws at the Constitutional Court and its leaders have pledged that if elected they will overturn adoption rights and downgrade gay marriage to a civil union. Protesters carried banners reading ‘Rights are fought for. We are for a secular State,’ ‘No to religious dictatorship’ and ‘Democracy is a daily battle.’ The PP is backed by Spain’s staunchly conservative Catholic Church.”
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