Friday, August 12

Gay Marriages Afterall?

Though the Spanish Parlament approved gay marriages, the matter is not entirely solved. Two judges have questioned whether gay marriages are unconstitutional. The question hinges on the following:

Article 32 [Marriage, Matrimonial Equality]

(1) Man and woman have the right to contract matrimony with full legal equality.
(2) The law shall regulate the forms of matrimony, the age and capacity for concluding it, the rights and duties of the spouses, causes for separation and dissolution and their effects.

Note that the Constitution refers to "man and woman." Whether or not this is interpretted to refer to "only with each other," or "exclusively men and women," or any myriad of other ways which could still permit gay marriage, remains to be seen.


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