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Spain Reaffirms Marriage Equality in Constitutional Court Ruling

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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

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