Colombia’s highest court on Thursday issued a 6-3 ruling giving gay couples marriage rights in the conservative Roman Catholic nation.
President Juan Manuel Santos joined activists in arguing that denying same-sex couples the right to wed is discriminatory.
Last November, Colombia’s progressive court issued a landmark ruling extending adoption rights to same-sex couples.
The Washington Blade adds:
The world joined Colombians on Twitter in celebrating the news:
— Estela Onofre (@Soy_estela) April 7, 2016
— Mauricio Albarracín (@malbarracin) April 7, 2016
— Euforia Online (@EuforiaDaily) March 29, 2016
— MA. PAULA (@PDCHEY) April 7, 2016