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Colombia: Senate defies Supreme Court to reject equal marriage bill

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  1. We will need another court challenge. The chief registrar has already said he will not issue marriages.

  2. “Today in the world there are many countries where bestiality is practically a sexual preference for some, or necrophilia, or paedophilia”.

    I wonder if Edgar espindola has a passport or a functioning brain cell

  3. Horrible news, I am so incredibly sad and angry, i thought for once my country would have shown the world we are ready to join the modern age. Guess the Supreme court will have to be the one to legalize same sex marriage in Colombia.

  4. So they’re dragged into the future stubbornly kicking and screaming all the way. Reminds me of the U.S. Bible Belt and Jell-O Belt regions.

  5. Hey PinkNews, it was not in 2001 that the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled that same sex couples must be granted the rights of marriage, but in June 2011.

    1. Actually it was July 2011. The 26th of July to be precise.

  6. Sad news, but the population does seem to be against it so it isn’t surprising. I hope the Supreme Court will ensure its rulings are respected.

  7. Homosexuality is not a paraphilia, homosexualiy, heterosexuality and bisexuality are normal human sexual orientations found in every human population everywhere.
    Deliberately comparing homosexuality and same sex marriage to paraphilia’s like necrophilia, bestiality and paedophilia only shows either extreme ignorance or extreme wickedness (possibly both) on the part of Senator Edgar Espinosa

  8. Bill Cameron 25 Apr 2013, 8:15am

    Sad news indeed. This is of personal interest to me because my b/f is Colombian although luckily he now has dual Spanish citizenship, meaning marriage is open to us in Spain if not [yet] in the UK if we decide to go ahead with it, which I think is pretty likely at some stage.

    1. daniwitz13 25 Apr 2013, 8:25am

      HOMOSEXUALS ARE A FRAUD. Don’t believe me? Just ask yourself, am I able to pick one out in a crowd. In a crowd of 100, two should be Homosexuals, would you know which two? You would be good if you could because even Parents could not tell that their Child was Gay. Married couples for years and with Children finally come “out” and tell their spouse that they are Gay. Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon News Casters for years, unknown to all until they come “out” and “claim” that they are gay. NFL retired Player Harris, now comes “out” and “claims” he is Gay. Surprise, surprise, they have to “out” themselves to be known. Doesn’t this tell you that Homosexuality is then, an Unknown? Psychologist will document that Homosexuality exists, but cannot provide valid proof that it is in a particular Person. It is a condition that could be lied about and no method to validate it at any time, especially in Court. There are No known methods to find it, define it or determine that he is one, o

      1. There, there. Nurse will be along in a minute with your meds.

      2. What’s this (ignorant) troll talking about???? Better leave him alone…

        1. The troll thinks nobody can tell he’s a closeted, self-hating homosexual, more fool him because he’s not fooling anyone else.

      3. That There Other David 25 Apr 2013, 11:37am

        One thing’s for certain, whoever taught you writing skills was a fraud.

        My eyes are hurting after that.

        1. Heh. Do you think the Penchant for Random capitalisations indicates Some sort Of schizophrenia?

      4. Dave North 25 Apr 2013, 1:10pm

        Is the 13 in daniwitz13 your IQ perchance.

        What a load of unadulterated gobbledegook.

      5. Troll. Report and ignore.

  9. MattISaTOOL 25 Apr 2013, 9:07am

    Well colombia is a religious and conservative country. Just like most places in south America. A country like brazil where gay marriage is legal in some parts, still doesn’t mean its gay friendly. Due to lack of education, and strong religious beliefs most of south americans are hostile to LGBTs. I think gay rights advocates are searching in the WRONG areas. You need to educate the public so society becomes more tolerant. Legalising gay marriage is great, but if only 25% support it through polls (which i DOUBT its even that high!) and you don’t educate about LGBT people, then society won’t ever change.

    1. It could be argued that if a country legalises same-sex marriage and the “anger of god” doesn’t come down on that country and the “end of the world doesn’t happen” (as the Bible-bashers predict) then that society would have proof that their religious leaders were wrong and that it was nothing more than fear of the unknown and pure and simple homophobia.

  10. “All Out’s more than 1.5 million members…”

    Is this true? Do they actually have a membership list with 1.5 M members, or is this a mistranslation?

  11. But if the court ruling is what it appears, then won’t equal marriage come into force on June 20 anyway? (ie. as could have happened in South Africa if parliament hadn’t proceeded to legalise it anyway?)

    1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 25 Apr 2013, 1:34pm

      No, it will not. Indeed, the ruling of Constitutional Court from July 26 2011 was, that after two years, on July 20 2013 gay couples will obtain all rights of marriage – but not necessary the status of “marriage” itself (actually, in November 2010 the same court has ruling with margin of 1 vote, that same-sex marriage is not constitutional right under Colombian Constitution). It was in the competence of the legislature only, which exactly status gay couples can have after this decision: civil union or, indeed, marriage. If the parliament will make any decision on this matter (and its most realistic scenario in the moment, I think, after all homophobic discussions and controversy in the Senate), civil union became legal from July 20.

      1. Thanks for the information.

  12. Garry Cassell 25 Apr 2013, 3:00pm

    It seems rather clear that the senators need to get an education….to the rest of the world you(senators) seem rather stupid…why would anyone in any country take you serious when you lack such an education…bunch of fools to say the least…and yet you proclaim such devine right to lord over everyone in your country…I say go and hide in the mountains out of shame…

  13. Art Pearson 25 Apr 2013, 9:01pm

    So much for the ‘Rule of Law’.

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