THE fate of same-sex marriages in Spain will be decided this evening (Tuesday November 6).
After eight years, the Spanish Constitutional Court is reportedly due to reject the conservative party’s appeal against Gay Marriage.
There have been 22,442 gay weddings since June 20, 2005, when Congress approved marriages between homosexuals, making Spain the third country in the world to do so nationwide after the Netherlands and Belgium and 17 days ahead of Canada.
After its approval, the conservative PP challenged the law in the Constitutional Court.
When the 2011 General Election delivered victory to the PP’s leader Mariano Rajoy, he said he opposed same-sex marriage, but any decision about repealing the law could only be made after the ruling of the Constitutional Court.
Reports indicate that the appeal will be thrown out this evening with six votes in favour of approving marriage between same sex couples and three against with one judge abstaining, according to sources.
Meanwhile, gay discrimination continues. A gay couple denounced a Yago School, a private centre in Castilleja de la Cuesta in Seville which will not admit their three-year-old son. The fathers believe the college have broken their fundamental rights and those of their boy. When they tried to get him in the school representing themselves as a homosexual couple they were told there were no more places, yet this was not the case when days later they reapplied not identifying themselves as homosexual.