When we’re talking about Colombia, we usually think of beautiful landscapes, excellent spicy food and telenovellas first. But this time, Colombia is making headlines for a completely different reason: Constitutional court of Colombia has decided that same-sex marriage is OK.
One of the judges stated that “the judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order. 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.” Though Colombian same-sex couples already had the option of civil unions, the new ruling paves the way for full marriage rights.
Other than Colombia, other South American countries have tackled the issue: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have legalized same-sex marriage in the last few
years, while other countries are silent about the new development.