Spain celebrates a decade of same-sex marriage

Spain was the third country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage

LAST UPDATED: 29 Jun, 2015 @ 19:13

GAY-PARADEIT is a decade since Spain legalised gay marriage.

Aptly, the news comes as celebrations break out across the USA with same-sex marriage becoming a right nationwide.

Ten years ago the PSOE prime minister Zapatero led the campaign which led to the official legal recognition of same-sex marriage on July 3, 2005.

And with it came the legalisation of adoption for same-sex couples.

Spain was the third country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after the Netherlands and Belgium, and was closely followed by Canada just 17 days later.

There was an especially high concentration of same-sex weddings in 2006 when it became likely that the law might be repealed.

Madrid’s Pride parade takes place in early July and is widely known as one of Europe’s most flamboyant and biggest LGBT festivals, attracting around 1.5 million partygoers.

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  1. Spain got this right. It’s such a pity that with some other laws, such as their appalling “gagging law”, they got it so badly wrong.