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Madrid March Aims to Uphold Gay Marriage Rights
Originally printed 7/5/2012 (Issue 2027 - Between The Lines News)
MADRID (AP) -
Thousands of people have joined an annual Gay Pride march through central Madrid amid fears Spain's conservative government may try to scrap a law allowing same-sex marriages.
Spain adopted its gay marriage law when the country was governed by the center-left Socialist Party.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, leader of the center-right Popular Party elected late last year, has said he prefers civil unions instead of marriages. His party has challenged the law in the Constitutional Court.
The rally headed through some of the city's main squares and avenues Saturday under the slogan, " Equal marriage rights. No tampering with equality."
Organizers expected hundreds of thousands of people to line the route of the march which featured colorful floats and music.
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