Colombia Takes Major Strides In The Pursuit Of Marriage Equality

The LGBTQ community of Colombia is now one step closer to marriage equality. In a 6-3 vote, the country’s constitutional court ruled on Thursday (Apr. 7) that marriage isn’t just a privilege for heterosexual couples. “All human beings… have the fundamental right to be married with no discrimination,” asserted magistrate Alberto Rojas.

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This comes as a relief and gives hope to the South American country, considering how long the fight for marriage equality has been. According to Remezcla, the Colombian court has put a stop to the debate eight times since August 2015.

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If Colombia legalizes same sex marriage, it will become the fourth nation in Latin American to approve of it following, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.