Survey shows 6 out of 10 Spaniards support gay marriage

June 11, 2004

MADRID — Spain's Socialist government, which has promised to legalize marriages between same-sex couples, has the support of six out of 10 Spaniards, according to a Gallup poll published Thursday.

More than half of the respondents to the survey, conducted in March among about 1,000 people, also support the right of same-sex couples to adopt children.

Women favoured the legalization of same-sex adoption more than men, and were more likely to support same-sex marriage, the survey found.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said repeatedly since taking office in March that his government would change the civil code to enable same-sex couples to marry. – AFP

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