Madrid, Spain, Jul 22, 2010 / 12:03 pm
Next month, former Judge Fernando Ferrin Calamita will be forced to pay the Spanish government $127,000 for denying a lesbian couple’s request to adopt a girl.
Ferrin, who is married and a father of seven, was a judge in the Spanish towns of Huesca, Bejar and Chiclana. He also served as a family court judge in Murcia from 1999 to 2008, when the Supreme Court suspended him for two years and three months for ruling against the controversial adoption.
In Ferrin’s ruling he ordered a report be obtained from experts on the consequences the adoption would have on the girl’s development.
In December of 2009, the Supreme Court suspended him, fined him $919 and ordered him to pay the couple $7,661.