Colombia: Senate Marriage Equality Debate Suspended After Altercation

Written by scott on April 7th, 2013

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A debate over the proposed marriage equality bill ended with an altercation. On Top Magazine reports:

“I have decided to suspend the discussion of this debate until we meet with the leaders of this community LGBTI and define with them the rules for participating with full guarantees, but with deep respect for those who think differently,” Barreras said in a statement. Angelica Lozano, a councilor for Colombia’s capital of Bogota, told Caracol Radio that security guards physically scuffled with a gay rights activist during a congressional forum on the issue.

Columbia’s under a court-ordered deadline to approve a marriage equality bill by June 20th.


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