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Colombian Judge Says Gay Couple Can Marry; Sets July 24 Ceremony

ColombiaMarriage equality has come to Colombia it appears, in a five-page ruling by Carmen Lucía Rodríguez Díaz, a civil judge in Bogotá, who was petitioned by a gay couple to recognize their relationship under the law. The couple, named Diego and Juan, are expected to marry in a civil ceremony on July 24.

In 2011, the Colombia Constitutional Court ruled that the nation's congress had to provide full legal recognition of same-sex couples by June 20, 2013.

However, the Congress rejected gay marriage legislation in April. Since, the June 20 deadline has passed without any legislation prescribing to how proceed, Colombian gay couples have been confused about how to go about securing legal recognition of their relationships.

(via Blabbeando)

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  1. The poster Zeta on this site is a bigot....please pass it on....enough with pandering to religious trolls who pretend to be our friend on this site.

    In a recent thread, Zeta stated "gays coming out are drama queens who want to shove their sexuality down people's throats"

    In a thread last week, Zeta said:

    "which is it? Is marriage about love or about contracts?

    If it's about love, then no one should tell someone they can't marry the grove they've bonded with, they take of, they own, or which they are going to pledge to own and take care of.

    If it's about contracts, then ditto.

    I don't see the problem. Should homosexuals?" while going on and on about how gay marriage can lead to animals and humans marrying.


    Posted by: J | Jul 12, 2013 11:05:26 AM

  2. Andy, you need a comment voting system similar to what reddit uses. Would make J's comment redundant and unneeded and would benefit actual conversations the community wishes to have.

    Posted by: JDB | Jul 12, 2013 12:37:57 PM

  3. Great news for Colombia and South America!

    Posted by: Jose ramon | Jul 12, 2013 4:56:39 PM

  4. I agree with JDB (even if I never bother to read most of the comments); some improving change should be good for the Towleroad site, nowadays its structure is really clunky and user unfriendly, especially for the comments. So many repeated comments could be saved if one could vote up for the best one to be fist exposed and in the same way, downvoting the occasional trolls. There are so many methods to identify the commenters nowadays, many fairly anonymous, saving the tiring paranoia many people engage accusing anyone of being someone else (my gosh, people, grow up), etcetera.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Jul 12, 2013 5:50:15 PM

  5. Congratulations to all Colombian families! South America has surpassed Europe as the most pro-marriage continent.

    Posted by: DB | Jul 12, 2013 5:51:53 PM

  6. Glad Zeta is getting exposed, and is now typing as SAYTHETRUTH. Same loud mouth 'hood' writing style trying to bash the gay community and is finally getting called out on their agenda. We always sniff you trolls out on here.

    Posted by: Jixan | Jul 13, 2013 2:13:12 AM

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