A television call-in program in Spain
has been axed after its host railed against gay marriage. Spain
legalized the institution in 2005.
Cuca Garcia de Vinuesa's late night
program La Noche de Cuca (Cuca's Night) was pink
slipped soon after a caller told her he was marrying his boyfriend of
Garcia de Vinuesa is at first thrilled
to hear that Alberto is marrying in April, but when he tells her he's
marrying his boyfriend, the host suggests the marriage is a sham.
“What a joy!” she says at the news.
“It's a good night.”
When he adds that he's marrying a man,
she responds, “Well, I hope you're happy.”
“Thank, you Cuca, could you play a
song for us?” Alberto asks.
“Well, you can ask me on another day,
agreed?” Garcia de Vinuesa responds.
Alberto agrees, but before the call
ends, Garcia de Vinuesa suggests the marriage is a sham.
“I hope that you take life seriously.
That's the only thing I want to tell you. Big kisses,” she says.
“Of course ...” Alberto begins, but
Garcia de Vinuesa interrupts: “I hope that you take life and people
– and people – seriously. That you take life and people
seriously. Let's hear some music.”
After Alberto's call, Garcia de Vinuesa
tells her audience how she really feels.
“Well, I guess it was something
serious, I don't know,” she says. “If it was a joke, it was a
“I believe in marriage between a man
and a woman,” she adds. “This kid is saying it's a marriage
and he's going to get married. I suspect they believe that's a
marriage.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
an interview on Monday, Garcia de Vinuesa denied she offended
“I did not offend any homosexual, at
any time [during the show's run], I simply said that for me a
Christian marriage is between a man and a woman.”
She added that the network's decision
to end the program was due to “business reasons”