Former Spanish prime minster says gay marriage is his proudest achievementBreaking News, Top Highlights Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Former Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero calls the legalization of gay marriage his proudest achievement since his eight years of service in office.
“If I consider the degree of recognition and gratitude I have received, then I think [it would be] the gay marriage law,” Zapatero said according to Spanish newspaper Diario de Leon. “Hardly a week goes by without someone reminding me or thanking me. Yes, it’s a decision that seems to have left its mark.”
The same-sex marriage law took effect on July 3, 2005, allowing thousands of gay partners to marry legally in wake of its passage. Spain is one of three countries who have legalized gay marriage throughout its nation.
Concerns mounted, however, over the possible overture to expel the law since Mariano Rajoy has taken over post as Spain’s new prime minister.
Rajoy has not taken action against the same-sex marriage law since he took office on Dec. 21.
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