New Spanish justice minister sees no constitutional case against same-sex marriage
Catholic World News - February 08, 2012
Spain’s justice minister has said that he sees no constitutional problem with the 2005 law that allowed same-sex marriage, but emphasized that the government will accept the ruling of the nation’s high court.
Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon stressed that he was offering only his personal opinion on the case. The nation’s constitutional court has not yet ruled on an appeal that claims the 2005 law is unconstitutional.
The same-sex marriage law was backed by Spain's former government, led by Socialist Prime Minister José Zapatero. The new government, under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, has not taken a formal position on the issue--although Rajoy's People's Party filed the constitutional challenge against the law.
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