Spain's same-sex marriage law could face repeal effort
The head of Spain's opposition Popular Party has said he may work to repeal the 2005 law that legalized same-sex marriage if the party wins the elections at the beginning of 2012, which is a possibility.
"I don't like (same-sex) marriage and I believe it's not constitutional," Mariano Rajoy said in a recent interview.
He said any legislative action would come after a decision is issued in a long-delayed Constitutional Court case challenging the law, and if the people of Spain support repealing the law.
In an interview, veteran gay activist Jordi Petit said he isn't overly concerned about Rajoy's threat.
"It's not a given that Rajoy will head the PP in 2012," Petit said. "And they said the same thing years ago about the laws on divorce and abortion, then when they won the election, they didn't do anything. Beyond that, many important PP mayors have married homosexual couples."