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Colombia: Pro-equality protests as Senate votes on same-sex marriage bill

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  1. I wish some of these bigots would enlighten the rest of us as to which countries exactly, that have legalised same sex marriage, also have made necrophilia or bestiality legal as well.

    I know plenty of countries where bestiality occurs and same sex marriage is illegal, like the US and Australia.

    1. MattISaTOOL 24 Apr 2013, 5:59am

      Well I dont know American laws on bestiality but Australia does actually ban it.. Its not banned on some islands off Australia though (which is ‘technically’ still owned by Australia but they govern themselves..)

    2. GingerlyColors 24 Apr 2013, 8:17am

      Bestiality is legal in Germany while same sex marriages are not. In fact there are even ‘erotic zoos’ where pervy types can indulge their fantasies. There is talk of criminalising bestiality in Germany however.

  2. Not very hopeful on this. It seems the votes are there to kill it. The Senate President was caught a few days ago promising an evangelical leader that he would never let such a measure pass.

    1. bobbleobble 23 Apr 2013, 8:41pm

      If it fails then same sex marriage will be law in the country by June anyway. They’re not going to gain anything by killing the bill although I suppose they can shrug their shoulders when SSM comes in and say it’s not their fault.

      1. That There Other David 23 Apr 2013, 8:57pm

        Indeed. The politicians cannot block it. They can either make it look like they support equality or they can ignore the issue and have it become law by default.

      2. No, same sex marriage doesn’t come in. All the legal rights do. Hence why notaries are passing around a civil unions bill among themselves because it is an open secret that the deadline will be missed to conclusively pass an explicit same sex marriage law.

        If absolutely nothing is passed by June then couples can go to a notary and register for the raft of rights.

        http://english.corteconstitucional.gov.co/sentences/C-577-2011.pdf

        1. bobbleobble 23 Apr 2013, 9:57pm

          Ah I see. Misunderstanding on my part, sorry. I had assumed that the court had set the same terms as the Supreme Court of Massachusetts did ie legislate for marriage or it’ll come in anyway on the same terms as straight people.

          I guess the full rights are going to have to be enough for now then but hopefully the Colombian Congress will get their act together sooner rather than later.

      3. The court has ruled in favour of it, which means it will be legal unless there is a constitutional amendment passed, which will require a supermajority.

        This is merely a symbolic setback for the country but Colombia will still become the 15th country to allow equal marriage

  3. GingerlyColors 24 Apr 2013, 8:18am

    Uruguay, New Zealand, France, come on Colombia, let’s make it four in a month!

    1. Well if they dont, on the bright side it will give us (England and Wales anyway) the chance to be #15!

      I like 15, its a nice number!

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