Colombia: Lawmaker Criticizes Support for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on December 6th, 2012

Colombia: Lawmaker Criticizes Support for Marriage EqualityColombian Congressman Marco Fidel Suarez on Wednesday harshly criticized initial support for a gay marriage bill.

The bill cleared its first hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday.

With a 10-5 vote, the First Committee (Comision Primera) approved Senator Armando Benedetti’s proposed measure. Benedetti’s proposal originally sought to create civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. He has since altered the language to marriage. However, Benedetti’s bill would not give married gay couples the right to adopt children.

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