Portugal becomes 6th European country to adopt the freedom to marry after president’s OK

As reported by the Associated Press:


"Portugal's conservative president says he has decided to ratify a law allowing the freedom to marry in the predominantly Catholic country.

"The head of state's decision to permit the enactment of a bill passed by Parliament in January makes Portugal the sixth European country allowing same-sex couples to wed.

"President Anibal Cavaco Silva announced his decision Monday.

"The Socialist government's bill was backed by all of Portugal's left-of-centre parties, who together have a majority in Parliament. Right-of-center parties opposed the measure and demanded a national referendum."

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