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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

New Spanish gay marriage law runs into judicial roadblock
David Shucosky at 1:36 PM ET

[JURIST] A Spanish court Wednesday blocked the marriage of a Spanish man to his Indian partner because India bans same-sex unions. The ruling by a judge of the Supreme Court of Justice of Catalonia is the first snag on Spain's recently passed same-sex marriage law [JURIST report], only the third of its kind worldwide (Belgium and the Netherlands have similar laws, with legislation still pending in the Canadian parliament). The judge invoked an article of the civil code that held that foreign residents of Spain are for this purpose bound by the laws of their home countries. The interpretation would appear to limit Spaniards to entering same-sex unions only if their partner is Belgian, Dutch, or Spanish. Further appeal is still possible. AP has more.






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