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Thursday 30 June 2005

Spain's Parliament votes to legalise gay marriage

Spain's lower house of parliament (the Congress of Deputies) yesterday voted 187 to 147 to legalise gay marriage and adoption of children, becoming the third European nation (after the Netherlands and Belgium) to allow marriage between same-sex couples, despite being presented with a petition, signed by 600,000, by a Roman Catholic group opposed to the legislation. The vote overturns last month's rejection of the legislation by the upper house, the Senate, and will take effect in a month. Excellent news!

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