Spanish Judge Booted for Subverting Gay Adoption Law

“A Spanish court says a judge has been suspended for attempting to thwart a woman’s effort to adopt her lesbian partner’s child. The Superior Justice Court in the southeast Murcia region says it suspended Judge Fernando Ferrin Calamita for two years. The court also ordered the Catholic judge to pay the woman €6,000 ($8,400) in compensation. The woman had been trying to adopt the child born to her partner after they were married in 2005.” [Boston Herald]

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5 Comments

  • Evah21

    I lived in Spain for about 5 months a year ago and I have to say, I am so impressed with their gay rights policies over there despite the fact they are a strong Catholic nation. I just wish the United States could get on the “let’s be logical” bandwagon.

  • BrianPrince

    I’m proud that the legal system prevails, and I’m outraged that somebody sworn to uphold the laws of the nation willingly and intentionally neglected to do so.

    He shouldn’t just be suspended for two years, he should be barred for life.

  • John in CA

    @Evah21: A socialist prime minister who proudly declares he’s an agnostic on national television, and then goes on to win a re-election campaign?

    I don’t think that’s even remotely possible in America.

    When Europeans say they’re “religious,” they are saying they observe the rituals and traditions associated with Christianity. When Americans say they’re “religious,” they’re saying they’re willing to blow themselves up for Jesus. There’s a huge difference. Americans are more like the Muslims.

  • BrianPrince

    @John in CA: In ending your comment, you say that Americans are willing to blow themselves up for Jesus… “Americans are more like the Muslims.”

    It’s absurd to think that just because SOME Muslims are willing to kill themselves in the service of their lord (or… the fanatical service… whichever the case may be), that ALL Muslims do it.

    I’ve got several friends who are Muslim — and the amazing thing is, not ONE of them has ever blown themselves up… but they’re all religious and practicing.

    An the same note, I’ve been to many Christian churches, and I’ve never seen or heard of anybody mentioning blowing themselves up for faith.

    Your analogy is absurd.

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