This was achieved with "yes" votes including a member of the People's Party, Celia Villalobos , "no" votes, and four abstentions.
The veto override implied its approval as law. At the same time, we are building a more decent society. However, the King gave his royal assent to the law on 1 July , and the law was gazetted in the Boletín Oficial del Estado on 2 July, and came into effect on 3 July.
He said every profession linked with implementing same-sex marriages should oppose it, even if it meant losing their jobs. Sociologists believe this may be due to the significant increase of liberalism in the realm of individual rights in recent years, where the Church traditionally had most influence, especially on family issues.
Prime Minister Zapatero responded to Church criticism by saying: . There is no damage to marriage or to the family in allowing two people of the same sex to get married. Rather, these citizens now have the ability to organize their lives according to marital and familial norms and demands.
There is no threat to the institution of marriage, but precisely the opposite: this law recognizes and values marriage. Aware that some people and institutions profoundly disagree with this legal change, I wish to say that like other reforms to the marriage code that preceded this one, this law will not generate bad results, that its only consequence will be to avoid senseless suffering of human beings. A society that avoids senseless suffering of its citizens is a better society.
In any case, I wish to express my deep respect to those people and institutions, and I also want to ask for the same respect for all of those who approve of this law. To the homosexuals that have personally tolerated the abuse and insults for many years, I ask that you add to the courage you have demonstrated in your struggle for civil rights, an example of generosity and joy with respect to all the beliefs.
On 19 June , a public protest against the law was held. Spanish Roman Catholic bishops also claimed that the Government, by extending the right of marriage to same-sex couples, weakened the meaning of marriage, which they defined as the union of a heterosexual couple. Adoption by same-sex couples was already legal in Navarre , the Basque Country , Aragon , Catalonia and Cantabria before the same-sex marriage law legalized these adoptions nationwide.
These associations also argued that there was no scientific basis for the claim that the parents' sexual orientation would cause developmental problems for their adopted children. This view is officially supported by the Spanish School of Psychology , which also states that homosexuality is not a pathology. In a biography, Queen Sofía of Spain revealed that she preferred the term "civil union" to "marriage" for committed same-sex relationships.
During the general election , People's Party leader and Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy stated he also prefers the term "civil union" to marriage for same-sex couples. In late , the Socialist Party began calling for a reform to the Spanish Constitution, which, among other changes, would constitutionally codify same-sex marriage. On 21 July , a judge from the city of Alicante refused to issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple.
The judge filed a challenge against the same-sex marriage law before the Constitutional Court based on Article of the Constitution, which allows judges to challenge constitutional changes.
On 27 February , the Spanish Family Forum presented an initiative signed by 1. The initiative was rejected by the Spanish Congress. Shortly after the law was passed, questions arose about the legal status of marriage to non-Spaniards after a Spaniard and an Indian national living in Catalonia were denied a marriage license on the grounds that India did not permit same-sex marriage. This judge disagreed with his colleague's decision and gave preference to the right of marriage over Argentinian law, which at the time did not allow same-sex marriage. A ruling published in the Official State Bulletin stated:.
According to the instructions from the Ministry of Justice Dirección General de Registros y Notariado , Spanish consulates abroad may carry out the preliminary paperwork for a same-sex marriage. However, the marriage itself can only take place at the consulate if local laws recognize same-sex marriages. In all other cases, the partners must marry in Spanish territory. According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute INE , more than 50, same-sex marriages took place up to the end of 1, in ,  4, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  3, in ,  4, in , 4, in ,  and 4, in Most same-sex marriages in took place in: Catalonia with weddings 3.
On 2 July , the Spanish National Statistics Institute revealed that 31, same-sex couples had married since the start of July when same-sex marriage became legal in Spain to July This accounted for 1. Although not an official same-sex marriage, in Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sanchez Loriga married by Elisa secretly being re-baptized as a man. Since its legalization in , couples from across section of Spanish society have entered into same-sex marriages.
The wedding was held on 18 September at Vitoria's City Hall. Maroto, a member of the conservative People's Party 's national board, is known for his views contrary to the stance of his own party pertaining to same-sex marriage in Spain.
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Performed in 18 states and Mexico City , and recognized by all states in such cases Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands. Registered in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten in such cases, but the rights of marriage are not guaranteed. Marriage-equivalent ordered for Cayman Islands. Not recognized in other Caribbean overseas territories or the Crown dependency of Sark.
Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal nations Degree of recognition unknown. No actual cases to date. LGBT portal. Civil union. Limited domestic recognition cohabitation. Limited foreign recognition residency rights. Constitution limits marriage to opposite-sex couples. Play media. Long title.
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