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Ricky Martin Gets Spanish Citizenship So He Can Marry His Baby Daddy

Gay pop singer Ricky Martin, who hails from Puerto Rico, was granted Spanish citizenship today, according to El Pais.He had requested a special “letter of naturalization” of the Spanish government—which would enable him to bypass the usual steps to citizenship—in order to take advantage of the country’s same-sex marriage laws and marry boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella. The two are raising twin 3-year-olds.

“Yes, we could go to Spain and get married,” Martin told Larry King in 2010. “We can go to Argentina and get married. But why do we have to go somewhere else? Why can’t I do it in my country where the laws are, you know, protecting me?”

We expect our wedding invitation any day now.

On:           Nov 4, 2011
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    • Che

      Ricky is too busy touring and preparing for “Evita” to plan a wedding.

      EVITA: Behind the Scenes at the Photo Shoot

      Nov 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • G.I. Joe

      They should hurry because with the next elections coming up, gay marriage in Spain is probably not going to stay legal for long.

      Nov 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • matt

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, West Europe tends to be more advanced socially than the neandethal backward U.S. The U.S. is socially like a third world country.

      Nov 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drek

      Canada wasn’t closer?

      Nov 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon

      What about all the US states that allow same sex marriage? Or Canada? Or Mexico City?

      Nov 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chueca

      @G.I. Joe: don’t count on that just yet Rajoy is planing on taking the right to marry away from the gay Spanish but it wont be to easy… if there’s a group of gay that really work together is the Spanish gay community

      Nov 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blatherer

      Once again, the news media is jumping to conclusions. There could be other reasons to request citizenship. As for equal marriage, the Partido Popular (like US Republicans)
      are planning on abolishing it.

      Nov 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefan

      Gay marriage won’t be repealed in Spain. Rajoy has backtracked on what he said earlier (that he didn’t like the law, and didn’t believe it to be constitutional) to now saying that he will see how the Constitutional Court rules on it (and they’ve ruled in our favor in every country, including neighboring Portugal), and also listen to the people (who favor it by a 2:1 margin).

      Nov 5, 2011 at 1:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ROB

      There is no way the PP will repeal it – if they even threatened to, many young people/’indignados’ would realise that the two main parties are not ‘just the same’, and their electoral success would be threatened by a rush of support back to the Socialists.

      Nov 5, 2011 at 7:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC

      No. 8, absolutely right. The problem in the U.S. is that there is still NO marriage equality in the 6 states, maybe 4 if NH and IA SSM laws are overturned, since there is no federal recognition. All married same-sex couples in those states are actually living in marital limbo and are confined to living in their own states without any mobility.

      Nov 5, 2011 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion

      Bravo to Ricky! This is a good move on his part and I thank God that Spain makes it possible for him to gain legal recognition of his marriage, especially for the sake of his children. It was the responsible thing to do as a father, and the right thing to do for himself as well.

      Spain will never repeal gay marriage. That is impossible.

      Nov 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blatherer

      We shall see what happens after November elections. The PP is lying to get votes – their true intentions will be made clear shortly.

      Nov 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank

      Good for Ricky…..and I detect a slight whiff of pure and sheer envy from the editor…I’ll say it in Spanish:

      Estás verde de la envidia


      Nov 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist

      Marriage equality will be coming to America in Obama’s next four years in office. PEACELUVNBWILD!

      Nov 7, 2011 at 9:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack

      So, can I git one of them letters too? Burp.

      Nov 7, 2011 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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