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Colombia Grants Equal Rights to Same-Sex Couples
By Mariela Rosario | 01/30/2009 - 16:00

The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled this week that same-sex couples must be granted equal rights as heterosexual couples in common law marriages.

The historic decision comes after the court had approved a string of similar rulings that won same-sex couples rights. In February of 2007, a law was passed allowing same-sex couples property rights and in June, a bill was passed that gave equal health insurance rights and allowed a surviving gay partner to inherit shared assets.


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