Colombia: Gay Activists Go Back to Court for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on June 22nd, 2013

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A day after a court deadline passed to give gay and lesbian couples equal marriage rights in Colombia with no action from the legislature, gay activists are going back to court. On Top Magazine reports:

Some notaries told couples that they could enter a “solemn union” but not a marriage. Lawmakers had earlier proposed enacting such unions for gay couples. But whether solemn unions were equal to marriage was unclear since the legislation was not approved. A marriage bill died in the Colombia Senate in April. Gay rights activists pledged to return to court to seek clarification on the issue.

We’ll keep you posted on what happens next…


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