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||Andorra passes civil marriage for same-sex couples
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On July 21, lawmakers in the tiny European country of Andorra voted unanimously to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples, The Los Angeles Blade reported.
Andorra is a small country known for its ski areas that is nestled between Spain and France in the Pyrenees.
"Today, we are voting on a law for everyone, which includes all of us," said Carles Ensenat Reig, president of Andorra's Democratic Parliamentary Group, before the vote. "[It is] a law of a modern country that ensures the free development of citizenship and bases its success on the most primordial organizational nucleusthe familywith all its diversity."
According to Gay Times magazine, same-sex civil partnerships have been legal in Andorra since 2014, but this new law will remove differences between same-sex civil unions and opposite-sex casaments, or weddings. The laws around marriage under church law will remain unchanged.
It is not immediately clear when Andorra's new family code will take effect.
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