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Old 10-01-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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Spain Unveils Controversial Gay Marriage Law

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MADRID (Reuters) - A controversial law that would give gay and lesbian couples the same right to marry, divorce and adopt children as heterosexuals was approved by Spain's Socialist government Friday.

The draft legislation, which now goes to parliament, has sparked a furious reaction from the Roman Catholic church, which warned that it risks "introducing a virus into society."

However, polls show the move enjoys firm support from the country's increasingly liberal population.

The law will make traditionally Catholic Spain only the third country in the world to legalize gay marriage after the Netherlands and Belgium. Some other nations have provisions for recognizing committed same-sex unions.

"We are putting an end to centuries of discrimination ... Spain is now in the vanguard of Europe and the world in fighting this discrimination," Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega told a news conference.
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HUZZAH!!!!

Im Catholic and support this. Not all of us are closed minded.
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I like Spain even more.
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Thanks to Al Queada.

Spain is no longer with "US".
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Yea, Al Queada is a big backer gay marriage
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I'm a Catholic also and I like this. Way to go!
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Hot damn! Good for Spain. Now if the US could just pop it's head out of it's behind.....
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Re: Spain Unveils Controversial Gay Marriage Law

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["We are putting an end to centuries of discrimination ... Spain is now in the vanguard of Europe and the world in fighting this discrimination," Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega told a news conference.

Put an end to discrimination, wow what a concept!

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niiiiiice.
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My Spanish side is speechless... and immensely proud.

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