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Bishop offends Catholics, gays in speech intended to denounce anti-gay discrimination

Friday, May 15, 2015
Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba
The Jesuit priest used a pejorative Spanish term for a gay man, and wondered aloud whether one of Jesus' 12 apostles could have been homosexual and Mary Magdalene a lesbian. [...]

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Colombia allows lesbian partner to adopt child born via artificial insemination

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Veronica Botero and Ana Elisa Leiderman with their children Raquel and Ari.
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed a lesbian couple to adopt a child born to one of its mothers. Ana Leiderman gave birth to two children via artificial insemination. Her longtime partner Veronica Botero however [...]

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Colombia’s first same-sex marriage annulled after anti-gay group files lawsuit

Sunday, October 6, 2013
BOGOTA, Columbia -- A same-sex marriage performed last month in the Columbian capital city of Bogota was annulled by a judge after a lawsuit was brought by an anti-gay foundation seeking to cancel the union. [...]

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First same-sex civil union legalized in Colombia

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Fernando Vergara, APNewlyweds Carlos Hernando, left, and Gonzalo Ruiz leave a local court in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The couple was joined in a civil union Wednesday by a judge in Colombia. Photo:
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A Colombian judge has for the first time legalized the civil union of a same-sex couple. [...]

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Perkins blames Secret Service prostitution scandal on repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tony Perkins
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins claims that since the President has been “enforcing open homosexuality in our military” then he should not have been “upset” about the prostitution scandal, maintaining that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s repeal led to “a total breakdown” in “moral order.” [...]

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Same-sex marriage was a leading international concern throughout 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
In terms of the news -- international reporting -- this was the year of same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage (or 'marriage equality' or 'gay marriage') was a leading international concern -- whether in the West or raised as a chimeric threat, particularly in Africa. [...]

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Catholic Archbishop in Columbia claims gay adoptive dad will want sex with his kids

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Juan Vicente Cordoba
BOGOTA, Columbia -- A Catholic Archbishop on Tuesday strongly criticized a family court judge's decision to allow Chandler Burr -- a former contributing editor to U.S. News and World Report and columnist for The New York Times -- to adopt two Colombian boys, suggesting that because Burr is gay, he [...]

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