Spain Reaffirms Marriage Equality in Constitutional Court Ruling

Today, Spain’s Constitutional Court, its highest court, solidified marriage equality by ruling that gay marriage was protected under the Spanish Constitution. While same-sex marriage has been in legal for seven years, its passage incensed hard-line elements of the Roman Catholic Church and conservatives within the Spanish government to continue fighting it. The appeal, struck down in an 8-3 ruling, was filed by the conservative Popular Party less than 6 months after it was passed, in spite of 66 percent of the Spanish population supporting the measure.

Nate Niemann