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Spain upholds same sex marriage after challenge

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 15:27 EDT
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A man leaves a bakery in Chueca, the gay district of Madrid, in 2005. Image via AFP
 
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Spain’s constitutional court upheld Tuesday a 2005 law allowing homosexual marriage and adoption after an appeal, a court official said.

Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party had appealed the law, passed seven years ago by a Socialist government. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his party objected to use of the word “marriage” in the law.

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