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News Brief: Colombia Embraces Marriage Equality

by Aaron Shepard

News Brief Colombia Equality

News Brief:  Colombia Embraces Marriage Equality

Colombia’s Constitutional Court formally decided that same-sex couples in the Latin American nation have a constitutional right to legally marry.

The 6-3 ruling finalized by the high court confirms that judges and notaries may not refuse to perform marriages between same-sex couples, reports Spanish-language Colombian newspaper Semana.  The ruling formalizes a provisional decision handed down last month that found sexual orientation alone was not a sufficient legal reason to deny Colombian couples the right to wed.  Advocates were encouraged by that provisional decision, which also dismissed an appeal by anti-equality forces.

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