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Claudia Lopez, the first woman elected mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogota, recently married her girlfriend of three years. Although the South American country is deeply religious and conservative, same-sex marriage is legal and gay couples have the right to adopt children, whether or not they are the biological children of one of the partners. Mayor
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Last month, we told you about the three men who were slated to become Colombia's first legal polyamorous family. And now, the gentlemen are speaking to The Guardian about their upcoming nuptials. Manuel Bermudez and Alejandro Rodriguez have been together for 18 years. And their soon to be three-way union is not be the first time the couple found themselves on the frontline in the fight for gay rights. 16 long years before country's constitutional court would make same-sex marriage legal, Bermudez and...
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'We wanted to validate our household... and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family' Three gay men have become the first polyamorous relationship to be officially recognized in Colombia. Victor Hugo Prada, an actor, ‘married’ sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez in Medellin on Saturday. The thruple – three people in a relationship – signed legal documents with a solicitor officially recognizing their relationship. The men have been in their polyamorous...
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Colombia became the fourth nation in the whole Latin America that legalized same-sex marriage. On the 29h of April Colombia’s constitutional court issued a ruling that recognizes same-sex marriages. "The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate constitutional order," presiding Judge Maria Victoria Calle claimed. “The current definition of the institution of marriage in civil law applies to them in the same way as it does for couples of the same sex.” The decision to legalize gay...
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April 7, 2016 is a historical day for the LGBT community as The Constitutional Court of Colombia has ruled that beginning today same-sex couples can get married throughout the South American nation. The 6-3 ruling provides equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Judges and notaries are have the legal duty to legalize same-sex unions. In 2011 the national Congress was ordered to create a law for same-sex marriage by 2013, but those in charge failed to gather and solve the problem. Instead they technically gave...

The discussion of the relevant resolution, which in Columbia has been already called historic, lasted several hours in the court. Six members of the court supported this document but two voted against it. "A person's sexual orientation or gender are not in and of themselves indicative of a lack of moral, physical or mental suitability to adopt," said Maria Victoria Calle Correa - the chief justice of the Constitutional Court. According to the words of the chairman of the court, excluding...

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