Gay marriage upheld in Spain

Spain could have become the first country to undue its gay marriage law. The ruling conservative party, the Partido Popular, was challenging the gay marriage statute passed in 2005 when the Socialists were in power.

Today, Spain’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled in an 8-3 decision that the law is plainly constitutional, saving the unions of the more than 22,000 couples who have married in the past seven years.

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