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Spanish court upholds same-sex marriage

July 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM   |   Comments

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MADRID, July 5 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Court Thursday rejected an appeal against the Spanish law that allows same-sex marriage, a decision that upholds such unions as legal.

When the civil code was amended in 2005, the right-wing Popular Party claimed it was "unconstitutional" and filed an appeal.

Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy -- now prime minister of Spain -- said at the time allowing same-sex couples to marry was "unnatural" and "went against the basic social and legal institution of marriage," ThinkSpain reported Thursday.

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's socialist government amended the civil code to allow couples to marry regardless of their gender. Zapatero joined the gay and lesbian community in saying the ban was "flouting human rights."

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