Apr 292016
 

Colombia colombia2Columbia with a population over 45 million people as of July 2013 waited as the top court legalized same-sex marriage on the same day that the Faroe Islands pronounced the same good news!

Colombia shares a land border with 5 countries including Panama, Venezuela, Brazil,  Ecuador and Peru.  This Catholic country has defied the Vatican and follows Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and many states in Mexico in allowing same-sex couples to marry in Latin America.

The vote was 6 to 3 when the judges voted.  It ruled that ‘all people are free to choose independently to start a family in keeping with their sexual orientation…receiving equal treatment under the constitution and the law’.

This is in keeping with the World Psychiatric Association’s declaration in March, 2016 to the United Nations and World Leaders when it stated that since homosexuality cannot be changed/reversed, it is NOT a choice.

Congratulations Columbia! Yeah.

Congratulations Columbia! Yeah.

‘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.’ The decision will be recorded as an irrevocable constitutional ruling within a month, making it legally valid.

Same-sex couples were previously allowed to form civil partnerships, but this ruling will allow them the same marriage rights as opposite-sex couples.

What Do We Know About Columbia

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*** LGBTI persons, their family and friends will be partying this month – April, 2016.   Congratulations.

***Bogata is the capital and it has South American’s  largest network of bicycle routes: over 300km stretching from slum areas and suburbs to the city centre.

***Colombian women don’t hesitate to change their bodies if they’re dissatisfied. The country is currently the 5th most popular hub for cosmetic surgery.

***Colombia is on the equator, so expect much heat and sun!

***Despite its reputation as a drug-peddling dangerous place, in reality, it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world with a diverse nation that is helpful, hopeful and deeply endearing.

**The name ***Colombia” is derived from the last name of the explorer Christopher Columbus.

***Columbia is the leading country of emeralds and its coffee is excellent.

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