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ALTHOUGH Spain legalised marriage equality in 2005, homophobic forces in the country ­– the Catholic Church in particular – never accepted the law, and mounted a series of legal challeges, claiming first that marriage equality was “unconstitutional” and later that gays deserved legal rights but shouldn't call it "marriage." 

But today gay marriage opponents were finally seen off when the Spanish Constitutional Court ruled that the seven year old law is fully legal.

According to El Pais:

The decision was adopted by a majority of the whole, made up of 11 of the 12 judges comprising the Constitutional Court. 

The ruling strengthens and shields one law that has so far more than 22,000 couples marry. Twelve countries in the world have recognised this right, Spain was one of the first to pick up on the basic legislation.

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