The definition of family has been discussed in great depth in Spain since the approval of gay marriage in 2005. The terms of a family and whether or not a same-sex union could be regarded as a marriage has some of the questions that have come up in social debate in the last 10 years.
Not without some massive demonstrations supporting the LGBT minority or against them, the Spanish society widely accepted the family as an unstereotypical reality. But this is not my family’s case. My parents got married, by the famous judge Baltasar Garzon, at the age of 19 and they have been living happily together since then.
So all in all, my sisters and I grew within a traditional big family and we were also close to its extended appendix. However, that has not always been an easy street.
All of this leads me to the conclusion that family is one of the most important things we have in our lives independent of their composition.