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Miss Spain becomes first openly lesbian national beauty queen

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Patricia Yurena
Miss Spain has revealed she is in a lesbian relationship, becoming the first openly gay national beauty queen. Patricia Yurena, 24, revealed in an Instagram photo that she is in a relationship with singer Vanesa Cortes. The image was captioned "Romeo and Juliet."

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Lawmaker blames Spain’s trillion dollar debt on ‘subsidies to homosexuals’

| Friday, August 22, 2014
Luz Elena Sanín
A Spanish lawmaker is facing calls to resign after blaming Spain's $1 trillion deficit on "subsidies offered to homosexuals" by the previous socialist government. The Local reports that Popular Party senator Luz Elena Sanín told journalists that Spain’s ruling conservative party had increased its public spending due to “the debts” caused by “subsidies for...

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

| Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories ...

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Pride around the world: Scenes from the International Carnaval of Maspalomas

| Sunday, May 25, 2014
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Scenes from LGBT Pride at the International Carnaval of Maspalomas on the Spanish Canary island of Gran Canaria on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

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Newly selected Catholic cardinal calls homosexuality a bodily ‘defect’

| Monday, January 20, 2014
Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar
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.

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

| Monday, March 4, 2013
Jorge Fernandez Diaz
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.

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Spain’s Constitutional Court upholds same-sex marriage law

| Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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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.

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Round-up: Military benefits, Maryland opponents in debt, Spain ‘redefines’

| Monday, July 2, 2012
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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.

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‘Gay’ penguin couple delighted over opportunity to be parents

| Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Inca sitting on his egg while Rayas keeps watch.
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.

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

| Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ricky Martin
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.

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