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Colombian Senate Puts Off Marriage Vote

The Colombian Senate was expected to vote on marriage equality yesterday, but instead they approved a vote to put it off for one more week.
The Colombian Senate decides to suspend marriage equality vote until Tuesday (23 April) by a vote of 35-30. Only 65 senators attended the vote out of the Senate's 102 members. During an intense discussion that started today (17 April) at 5pm local time, the Senate unexpectedly postponed the vote on the equal marriage bill. The decision was made following a proposal of the Senator Juan Restrepo of the ruling 'U' party, who pointed out that the debate "was very important" for country’s future and that therefore it should be delayed.
(Via Gay Star News)

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