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Family values row divides Spain

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Family values row divides Spain

Spain's Justice Minister has appeared on television to reassure Spaniards that proposed social reforms do not threaten the foundations of society.

Juan Fernando López Aguilar was responding to accusations from the country's Catholic Church.

The Church fears that proposals for a new divorce law signal the erosion of marriage and family values.

But, Mr López Aguilar insists, the concepts of marriage and family are in the best of health in Spain.

'Fast-track divorce'

In his televised address, he said the idea of marriage and family continue to be part of everyday life.

And alarmist statements suggesting otherwise, he said, were entirely misplaced.

The Catholic Church in Spain has accused the government of experimenting with the values of Spanish society after it proposed a new fast-track divorce system last week.

It would slash the time it takes to complete the legal process from two years to as little as 10 days.

The Spanish government says it wants to clear up the huge backlog of cases and allow a quick decision on the shared custody of children.

Opinion polls show the majority of Spaniards welcome the proposal, as well as other social changes - such as legalising abortion and gay marriage - put forward by Spain's new Socialist government and condemned by the country's Catholic Church.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3676972.stm

Not exactly world news, but for all the moaning people did about the Socialists taking power in Spain looks like they've already begun giving right-wingism a good kicking. Good for you Spain thumbsup.gif

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