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Colombia high court rules for adoptions by same-sex couples

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Constitutional Court of Colombia
In a historic decision, Colombia's constitutional court opened the door this week for same-sex couples to legally adopt children in the conservative South American nation. ...

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High Colombian official urges courts to OK same-sex marriage

Monday, June 29, 2015
A reveler holds a gay pride flag during the gay pride parade in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Thousands paraded through the streets of Bogota and called for a law granting social security and matrimonial rights for gay couples.
A top Cabinet minister on Sunday urged Colombia's courts to legalize same-sex marriage and support the right of such couples to adopt. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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