Columbia Gives Gays More Rights

June 17, 2007 at 5:46 am 1 comment

Its official. Columbia beats the U.S. in providing civil rights to LGBT people. The Columbian congress just passed a law granting social security, inheritance and other rights to same-sex couples.

Colombia’s Congress approved a bill late on Thursday granting same-sex couples rights similar to their straight counterparts, a move seen as the biggest advance for homosexuals in this Roman Catholic country.The measure, supported by President Alvaro Uribe but opposed by the church, grants gay couples living together for more than two years the same social security and estate inheritance guarantees as heterosexuals in common law marriages. 

Meanwhile, back in the land of the free, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney renews his call for passage of a Federal Marriage Amendment to enshrine discrimination against gays into the Constitution.

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Entry filed under: Advocacy, Family, LGBT, Politics.

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  • 1. Columbia Reneges of Gay Rights « Bloggernista  |  June 20, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    […] LGBT brothers and sisters. The notoriously homophobic Catholic Church has put a choke hold a bill granting rights to same-sex couples. How, you may ask, they don’t have a role in setting […]

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