Spain through the looking glass

Catholic bishops respond to gay marriage ruling

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Just a quick update to my post yesterday about the decision by Spain’s constitutional court to reject a long-running legal challenge to the country’s gay marriage law.

Spain’s catholic hierarchy have now offered their preliminary response to the ruling. In a brief statement on the Spanish Bishop’s Conference (CEE) website, the country’s bishops said the current laws had to be changed to protect what they called ‘real marriage’ (verdadero matrimonio).

While they stressed that they weren’t qualified to say whether Spain’s marriage laws were constitutional or not, Spain’s catholic leaders said it was their job to pronounce on the morality of those laws.

The bishops’ statement ended with a call for the current laws to be changed so that men and women could call themselves husbands and wives and so that children could have ‘enjoy the right’ to have mothers and fathers.

The full CEE statement is here (in Spanish).


Written by georgemills25

November 8, 2012 at 15:58

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