Friday, 29 April 2016

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

Colombia's constitutional court has given the go-ahead for gay couples to marry. The court ruled in favor of gay marriage on Thursday April 28, 2016.  
"The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order," judge Maria Victoria Calle said.
The ruling gives gay couples for the first time ever the ability to wed the same as heterosexual couples, although they were already allowed to form civil unions.

Other Latin American countries that have legalized gay marriage include Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

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