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The reform of the Civil Code authorizing same-sex marriages in the summer of 2005 meets seven years, a period in which have been held in Spain over 18.214 links of this type and more than 578 separations and divorces, while the Constitutional Court, urged by the people's Party, has spoken out on its adaptation to the existing legal system.
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July 3 marks seven years since the entry into force of the reform, at the end of a processing parliamentary marked by a veto imposed by the Senate which was finally raised in the lower House on June 30 with the votes of 187 members, of which only one, Celia Villalobos, was PP. is approved so definitely the standard.
In fact, 50 deputies 'popular' headed by Ignacio Astarloa, presented an appeal of unconstitutionality against the norm in the month of September, appealing to the Magna Carta renders definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman and to the protection of minors, under the ability to take that opened for homosexual unions.
Since then, have been held in Spain 18.214 marriages between persons of the same sex (12.015 6.199 between women and men), with figures from the National Institute of statistics updated as of 2010, which should add 1.796 links that were signed in the first half of last year. 578 Of these relationships through separations and divorces have been broken in the same period.
When the seventh anniversary, the High Court still has not ruled on this issue and its deliberation not is only expected by the own collective of gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals, but also by associations of families and different sectors of the society opposed to the comparability of these unions.
Also awaiting the Government itself, whose current Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, asked repeatedly about the possibility of modifying the Civil Code against the designation of these unions as "marriages", again said that it abide by the ruling of the High Court, so that it will respect the established if this guarantees it.
Meanwhile, the Congress held on Tuesday, with the support of the PSOE, a commemoration of the anniversary, which coincides with the so-called 'gay pride week'. Since the State Federation of Gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals (FELGTB), are invited to the members of this act as a symbol of "political and social support" to a measure which, in his opinion, returned "dignity" to a part of the Spanish population.
MARRIAGE HOMOSEXUAL, AGAIN IN THE CONGRESS
In the development of the Act, the introduction of the commemoration and evaluation of the seven years of implementation of this regulatory amendment shall be borne by the FELGTB, Boti G. Rodrigo, President and, later, four representatives of the Organization read a manifesto in which ask members to maintain what was approved seven years ago.
"Seven years ago at the Congress was the passage of a law that has brought all the legal benefits to the collective and now we are back in the seat of the Parliament to say that we must maintain the right to marriage for all citizens because it punishes the dignity and equality for all of society", said Rodrigo told Europa Press.
Will not be the only time that unions between homosexuals, newly recognized under the meaning of "marriage" by the Royal Academy of the language, have parliamentary role these days. On Wednesday, the Socialist head of participation, networks and innovation, María González Veracruz, will ask in plenary to the Minister of Justice, to find out if the Government "respects the rights" of the collective.
Also, the Socialist spokesperson for equality, Carmen Montón, has registered a proposition of a bill that urges the Government to "respect progress on rights and freedoms, democracy and political and social consensus of normalization in coexistence" which was the reform of the Civil Code. In his opinion, there are "threats posed to social and civil rights and the civil liberties reached in Spain".
The initiative, which has had access to Europa Press, also urges the Government to draft a law on equality of treatment and non-discrimination that incorporates measures of integration for the collective and recover in the course of education for citizenship content intended to promote respect for the family and sexual diversity and to combat discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identity, among other issues.