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Monday, October 10, 2011

Portugal parliament voted against legalizing same-sex marriage
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On October 10, 2008, the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic voted against two opposition proposals to legalize same-sex marriage. The Constitutional Tribunal of Portugal followed this legislative action by upholding the country's ban on same-sex marriage in August 2009. However, in January 2010 the Portuguese Parliament approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and President Anibal Cavaco Silva ratified the law in May 2010. Portugal was the sixth European nation to recognize same-sex marriage.


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