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Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar

Newly selected Catholic cardinal calls homosexuality a bodily ‘defect’

Monday, January 20, 2014
MADRID -- Spain's newly chosen Catholic cardinal has described homosexuality as a "defect" within ones body, akin to high blood pressure, that can be corrected with treatment. [ Read more → ]
Jorge Fernandez Diaz

Spain official: Same-sex marriage jeopardizes ‘the survival of the species’

Monday, March 4, 2013
MADRID, Spain -- Spain's interior minister on Sunday waded into the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage, declaring that "the survival of the species" was at stake. Jorge Fernandez Diaz argued during a symposium on religion and state at the Spanish embassy in Rome, that "religious reasons" were not arguments against a law allowing same sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Spain’s Constitutional Court upholds same-sex marriage law

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Spain’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the legality of the country’s same-sex marriage law, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman. [ Read more → ]
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Round-up: Military benefits, Maryland opponents in debt, Spain ‘redefines’

Monday, July 2, 2012
A proposed new law would let the Army recognize the spouses of service-members for the first time ever. Anti-gay activists in Maryland collect enough signatures to force a referendum, but now they're tens of thousands of dollars in debt. And seven years after legalizing marriage equality, Spain finally lets gay and lesbian couples into the dictionary. [ Read more → ]
Inca sitting on his egg while Rayas keeps watch.

‘Gay’ penguin couple delighted over opportunity to be parents

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
MADRID -- A same-sex aquatic bird couple in Spain has been allowed to adopt an egg to nurture. Inca and Rayas, a pair of Gentoo penguins at Madrid's Faunia Park Zoo, are delighted to finally have been given the chance to enjoy “parenthood," according to zoo keepers. [ Read more → ]
Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin granted citizenship in Spain, fuels speculation of plans to marry

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin has been granted citizenship in Spain, the country’s government has announced. The move has fueled speculation that Martin, who came out in 2009, plans to marry his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella. [ Read more → ]
Emilio Menendez and Carlos Baturin, partnered 30 years, became Spain's first gay couple to wed on July 11, 2005.

Spain marks 5th anniversary of legalized same-sex unions

Monday, July 5, 2010
Happy 5th birthday to the equality movement in Spain. This weekend in 2005, Spain passed a law to allow same-sex marriage, making it only the third member of the European Union to do so. [ Read more → ]
Francisco Franco

Spain apologizes for jailing gay man in 1970s

Saturday, December 5, 2009
[caption id="attachment_3713" align="alignleft" width="226" caption="Francisco Franco"][/caption] A man in eastern Spain has become the first to receive an official letter apologizing for his imprisonment for being homosexual in the 1970s, the BBC reports. Antoni Ruiz spent three months in prison under a law introduced during... [ Read more → ]
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