Marriage law introduced in Colombia

A lot of marriage movement today.

The Spanish-language gay news site reports that a legislator in Colombia, Alba Luz Pinilla, has introduced a same-sex marriage law.

The Congress is required to act under a 2011 ruling by the Colombian Constitutional Court that required equal rights be extended to same-sex couples within two years.

This ruling was the latest in a series of rulings defending gay couples’ rights: in 2003, the court granted gay prisoners the right to conjugal visits; in 2007, it extended the rights equivalent to those of common-law marriages, and in 2008 guaranteed inheritance rights.


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