During a kiss-in protest Tuesday by Colombian LGBT activists, the president of the country’s Congress offered an apology for anti-gay remarks by Senator Roberto Gerlein.
“As President of the Senate, I offer public apologies to all the country’s LGBTI community for the discriminatory remarks of one of the members of Congress. Here all personal opinions are respected, but we do not accept discriminatory acts,” said the president of the Congress, Roy Barreras.
Meanwhile, conservative Senator Hernán Andrade called for a counter-protest in support of Gerlein. In a tweet, he called for a “classical and formal” kiss-in of men and women in the Plaza de Bolivar at 3 pm Wednesday. No word yet on the turnout.