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Spain’s New Conservative Government May Kill Off Marriage Equality

Same-sex marriage in Spain has been legal since July 3, 2005. But now that the country’s shitty economy has allowed Spain’s conservative Popular Party to win 186 of the 350 parliament seats in yesterday’s landslide elections, Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy has the votes he needs to execute his plan of overturning the nation’s marriage equality law. Ay yai yai.

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By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Nov 21, 2011
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  • 10 Comments
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      We are expecting a rush of refugees from Spain here in London as the new govt cuts the economy to the bone and jobs vanish and the economic situation goes from terrible to much much worse.

      Nov 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisC
      ChrisC

      Hopefully the courts in Spain will rule that the government cannot deny same-sex couples the right to marry, should Equality die.

      Nov 21, 2011 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous

      @tallskin2: Not necessarily, I heard on the news that young Spanish people emigrate to developing countries, especially Brazil, where the economy is booming and jobs can be found much more easily.

      Nov 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian
      Ian

      So sick of the social conservatives… here, there, everywhere.

      Nov 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dax
      dax

      social conservatives are nothing but a bunch of backward ignorant neaderthals. It should be easy to defeat them

      Nov 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      The tourism industry is one of the few strong segments of the Spanish economy; ending marriage equality would damage that industry while gaining nothing for politicians who do not stand to gain anything from such a move. I bet the conservatives already realize this and so it will remain unchanged with conservative politicians.

      Nov 22, 2011 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JM
      JM

      Does this mean we need to glitterbomb all of Spain? Because Russia is going to be hard enough as it is…

      Nov 22, 2011 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontturnaround
      dontturnaround

      Whoever wrote this is a stupid fucking idiot. “Conservatism” in European politics has NOTHING to do with what we in America think of. The new party in Spain is NOT!!! a socially conservative party. They have NEVER mentioned anything about gay marriage and it is a non-issue in the country. There are no plans whatsoever to get rid of gay marriage.

      You are a stupid fucking idiot for writing this. You are literally making up news that goes beyond lacking facts, you are simple CREATING facts.

      To anyone reading this article: SPAIN’S NEW PARTY IS NOT CONSIDERING GETTING RID OF GAY MARRIAGE. NO ONE IN THE COUNTRY IS. IT IS A NON-ISSUE. THIS ARTICLE IS JUST COMPLETELY MADE UP.

      Nov 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian
      Ian

      @dontturnaround: Get your facts straight. Rajoy is definitely opposed to marriage equality and the Popular Party has actually appealed the marriage equality law. I dunno, that sounds like they might be against it. Do ya think?

      Nov 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fonseca
      Fonseca

      They went as far as saying the marriage equality law goes against the Spanish Constitution… the very same document where this right is recognised by a change made in one of its articles… apparently because it contradicts other articles, and such other bullshit. So there’s a very big possibility they’re going to get rid of this law. And they’re going to fuck with my future marriage. My boyfriend and I are not happy, to say the least. So, mr. dontturnaround, inform yourself better next time before going nuts.

      Nov 25, 2011 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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