Spain: Same-sex marriage not unconstitutional, Minister

07 February, 13:21

(ANSAmed) - MADRID, FEBRUARY 7 - Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon does not see elements of ''unconstitutionality'' in the law on same-sex marriage, though the Constitutional Court still has to give its verdict on the appeal that was lodged in 2005 by the People's Party. This statement was made today on radio Cadena Ser by Minister Gallardon, who specified that his remark is a ''personal view''. The government of PP leader Mariano Rajoy has not taken a public stance yet on the possible revocation of the law on same-sex marriage, legalized by the Zapatero government in June 2005. The new government has confirmed that it wants to reform the abortion law on the other hand. ''My party will respect the verdict of the Constitutional Court'' on same-sex marriage, said Gallardon. "My personal view is that the law is not unconstitutional, but the Court must decide on that." The Minister added that the law on same-sex marriage will be in force until the supreme court reaches a verdict.


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