Portugal’s parliament approves same-sex marriage.

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Portugal’s parliament passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage today. The bill “now goes to conservative President Anibal Cavaco Silva who can ratify or veto it, but a veto can be overturned by Parliament.” If approved, Portugal would become “the sixth European country to allow same-sex marriages.” As Joe Sudbay notes, Portugal is heavily Roman Catholic, with more than 84 percent of the population identifying as such.

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