MADRID, Dec 27 (AFP): A Spanish justice of the peace resigned Monday, saying he found it "morally impossible" to register gay weddings, which have been legal since July.
"I submit my resignation as I find it morally impossible for me to marry homosexual couples, and therefore I could not apply that law, said Antonio Alonso, a justice of the peace in Pinto outside the capital Madrid.
Alonso said the law "was made for those who accepted gay marriages, while those who don't must resign their posts."
Alonso refused in October to marry a gay couple, and appealed to Spain's constitutional court, which said earlier this month that civil registrars did not have the right to lodge a case on constitutional issues.
The constitutional court has accepted an appeal by the conservative opposition Popular Party (PP) against gay marriages, but no date for a decision has been set.