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Gibraltar approves same-sex marriage

Nick Duffy October 26, 2016

The couple are now married, after receiving an STI pamphlet inside a sympathy card on their wedding day.

Same-sex marriage has been legalised in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory on Spain’s south coast, with a population of 30,000.

 

It followed England, Wales and Scotland today in passing a Bill that makes it possible for same-sex couples to marry in Gibraltar.

According to the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation, Equality Minister Samantha Sacramento this morning carried the Civil Marriage Amendment Bill through Parliament. It passed with unanimous support.

There had been controversy over one aspect of the bill, with demands for a clause to allow registrars to opt-out of same-sex marriages.

The amendment was defeated by eleven votes to four.

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