Spanish gay-bashing update: Hundreds of Spaniards protested outside the headquarters of the country’s (un)Popular Party today, demanding that the party leader Mariano Rajoy retract his opposition to adoption rights for gay couples. True to form, the Mayor of Madrd Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón stuck two fingers up at the PP, of which he’s a nominal member, and promised the city’s gay collective 74.000 euros worth of support.
Rumour has it that Ruiz-Gallardón is considering jumping ship and joining a new centrist party. But it would be shame, in a way. It is a joy to see someone with balls speak out for equality from within the PP.