The Constitutional resumes this week's gay marriage ruling
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The Constitutional Court resumes this week the discussion of the use of PP against gay marriage, interrupted last July by the renewal of the body . Deliberation of the paper prepared by Judge Pablo Perez Tremps contained in the agenda of the full court starting Tuesday morning, but precisely in this first day magistrates are due to attend the opening ceremony of the judicial year chaired by King in Palace of the Supreme Court, so that hardly have time to delve into the debates.
The agreement may be reached at most arrived in October, because the discussions are well advanced and all judges are well aware of the paper. In principle, despite the incorporation of a judge over the conservative bloc, the theoretical correlation of forces in 7-5 in favor of the progressive sector is reduced to 7-4 to have the discussion section of the Justice Francisco Hernando . Therefore, it is expected that the paper by Perez Tremps favorable to keep the name "marriage" between persons of the same sex to get ahead.
However, sources indicate that the deliberations may be delayed depending on the degree of intensity with which one of the new judges to reframe the debate. Specifically, it is well known opposition to gay marriage front of Judge Andrew Ollero, a member of Opus Dei, which can be assisted by Juan José González Rivas, also very pronounced religious tendencies. From the progressive bloc it is possible that the specialist in Family Law, Incarnation Rock, wants to make his mark in the final text of the judgment
The text of the Constitutional Court on gay marriage will end the uncertainty about legislation that allowed gay weddings celebrate 20,000 in Spain since July 2005 was reformed Article 44 of the Civil Code, to which was added a second paragraph that established that "marriage will have the same requirements and effects when both parties are the same or different sex."
The PP appealed unconstitutional the law that amended the Civil Code alleging that violated seven articles of the Constitution, although the use is primarily focused on the violation of Article 32 of the Constitution "does not respect the constitutional definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. "
Seven years after the appeal filed with the court and recently renovated, the Constitutional faces a major reform of the socialist Zapatero not resent some of the main leaders of the PP, including the current Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. The latter came to express their individual capacity not seen in the reform unconstitutional approved by the Socialists.