Row after gay wedding shown on children's TV

26th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 May 2005, MADRID — A children's television show that featured a same-sex marriage was lauded by gay rights groups but decried by the centre-right opposition party as propaganda for the ruling Socialists.

26 May 2005

MADRID — A children's television show that featured a same-sex marriage was lauded by gay rights groups but decried by the centre-right opposition party as propaganda for the ruling Socialists.

The show, "Los Lunnis", aimed at children aged between three and seven, went out on TVE state television 18 May and included a short section called 'different marriages', featuring a Sudanese marrying a Spaniard, two Catalans marrying in a regional ritual and a marriage of two men.

A deputy from the opposition Popular Party accused the government of using the show to promote gay marriage and an adoption bill approved in April, labelling the move a scandal.

But a Spanish gay rights group, FELGT, however praised the director general of Spain's public radio and television network, Carmen Caffarel, "for work done by public television in favour of diversity in Spanish families".

Spain's new law allowing gay marriage and the adoption of foreign children by gay couples is expected to come into effect in the coming months.

Despite the law, the issue of gay marriage and adoption remain controversial in Spain, an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country.

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Subject: Spanish news

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