Marriage equality in Spain affirmed by top court

Associated Press
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November 6, 2012

Spain's Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country's marriage equality law on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman.

The county's top court voted 8-3 to dismiss the appeal of the conservative Popular Party filed shortly after Spain became the world's third country to approve marriage equality.

Spain's Parliament passed the marriage equality law in 2005 when it was Socialist-controlled, with Popular Party deputies opposed. The Popular Party took power late last year after the Socialists were ousted over their handling of the economy.