Spain: Family Matters

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NEW ARRIVALS, OLD VALUES: Peruvian immigrant Vinazza, at center, opposes gay marriage and worries that the traditional Spanish family is changing for the worse

Federico Carrasco faces the typical demands of a divorced father of two: what to do with his sons every other weekend; what to tell his own mother when she insists it's time he got remarried; how to explain to his childless partner that, for him, two kids are enough. What makes this 40-year-old different from millions of other hard-working Spanish fathers is that his partner is a man. One issue, at least, appears to be resolved: Carrasco says he and Javier Dorca, his boyfriend of eight years, plan to tie the knot next year under Spain's landmark 2005 gay-marriage legislation. "Javier...

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