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Alleged anti-gay discrimination by Brit embassy in Spain

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This hasn't been confirmed, but as we're dealing with governments here, I'm not too worried about slandering anyone. This is important and needs to be checked. Any Brits out there want to call their embassy in Madrid and ask if this is true?

Subject: British Embassy prevents Brits from marrying in Spain
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 17:34:33 +0200

My name is Dan Downing, my partner of 13 years is a British Citizen. We are in the process of fulfilling the requirements of the city of Furengirola in Spain to get a marriage permit, one of these requirements is to get a certificate from the British Consulate stating that my partner (a Brit) is Single. The Vice Consule in Malaga has today at 10am refused to issue one, stating that the Embassy in Madrid has told them not to issue this type of certificate to same sex couples. They will however
issue this type of certificate to heterosexuals. We called the Embassy in Madrid and they confirmed that this was the case. We find this type of behavior to be appalling discrimatory, since the UK will recognize marriages performed in Massachusetts or Vermont. We don't understand why it is any business of the British Consulate who we are going to marry, all we need is a certificate stating that my partner is single.

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