By Euro Weekly News Media • 28 April 2011 • 9:34
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WHILE the number of weddings continues to fall, same sex marriages have remained stable since 2007 with an average of 150 per year in Alicante Province. These unions now represent 2.5 percent of all marriages annually in the province. Since the reform of the Civil Code in July 2005 to allow same sex weddings, there have been a total of 749 in the province.
In 2007 the BBVA Foundation published that 60 per cent of Spain’s population support same sex marriage in their report Social portrait of Spanish people.
The main support comes from people aged between 15 and 34 (75 per cent).
In contrast only 44 per cent of the population was in favour of homosexual couples having the right to adopt.
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