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