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COLOMBIA: High Court Rejects Marriage

Colombia's Constitutional Court has rejected hearing a lawsuit that would legalize same-sex marriage.
The Constitutional Court ruled that the request filed by two attorneys for equal rights for gay couples was flawed and presented in an irregular manner, La FM Radio reports. The president of the Constitutional Court, Judge Mauricio Gonzalez Cuervo, said that "nothing is final, and it is possible to insist on civil marriage for same sex couples in front of the court, but with more detailed arguments because this article will play a vital role within Colombia's constitution." The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) accuses the Constitutional Court of discrimination and announced that they will insist on legislation to allow gay marriage following the court's failure to rule in favor of it.
RELATED: In July same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in Argentina.

(Tipped by JMG reader Hector)

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