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  • 22nd November 2011

    Spain’s new PM opposes gay marriage laws 48

    20,000 gay couples have tied the knot in Spain since 2005.

    2:47 PM — Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party has already lodged an appeal in Spain’s Constitutional Court against the country’s 2005 landmark law.

  • 4th November 2011

    Ricky Martin granted Spanish citizenship 26

    Ricky Martin spoke about marrying in Spain last year

    4:56 PM — El Pais reports the South American singer wants to marry in the country, which was the third in the world to introduce marriage equality.

  • 14th April 2011

    Government website asks: Should Equality Act be scrapped? 104

    Ministers want to know if people think the Equality Act is a "bad idea"

    12:23 PM — A government website asks members of the public whether the Equality Act should be scrapped completely. Red Tape Challenge is designed to help ministers identify "burdensome" legislation and "pointless or outdated rules".

  • 18th February 2010

    Gay marriage opponents defeated in New Hampshire 10

    Gay marriage was legalised in New Hampshire last month

    12:50 PM — Efforts to roll back the US state of New Hampshire's recent gay marriage law have been defeated. Gay marriage became legal in the state on January 1st but conservative Republicans quickly announced plans to seek repeal.

  • 11th January 2010

    Pope calls gay marriage an ‘attack on creation’ 129

    The Pope attacked gay marriage

    1:17 PM — Pope Benedict XVI has called gay marriage laws an "attack" on the natural differences between men and women. He was speaking today after Portugal's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

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