Now, in actual news, Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that gay and lesbian couples have the same property rights as straights. The ruling came after a gay rights group argued that the court’s use of man and woman when referring to property rights violated the constitution. The court agreed. BBC elaborates:
The decision applies to those who have been living together for two years.
A gay rights group, which had sought the clarification from the court, said at least 100,000 couples would benefit.
A court source said it did not mean same-sex civil unions – which are part of a bill currently being debated in Congress – had been approved.
Catholic and other religious groups blasted the decision, insisting it threatens the oft-referenced “family”, an argument we don’t really understand – how does two homos having joint custody over a television alter the cultural landscape?