"If I consider the degree of recognition and gratitude I have received, then I think [it would be] the gay marriage law. Hardly a week goes by without someone reminding me or thanking me. Yes, it's a decision that seems to have left its mark."
-- Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero speaking to reporters shortly after leaving office. The Diario de Leon newspaper asked Zapatero to name the ruling he was most proud of during his tenure in office. Same-sex marriage became legal in 2005 in Spain.