Colombia’s inspector general announced Tuesday that he will ask the country’s Constitutional Court to nullify a ruling that orders Congress to come up with legislation regarding gay civil unions within two years.
Last week, the Constitutional Court told Congress that gay couples constitute a families and therefore should be allowed to have rights similar to those provided through marriage.
In contrast, Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez said in a press statement that he was concerned about the court’s opinion that the concept of family is subject to “evolution” and a “changeable character.”
The inspector general is said to be pleased that the court ratified Article 113 of the Constitution’s Civil Code, which says that marriage can only consist of one man and one woman.
Ordoñez is known to be a devout Catholic and has been a vociferous opponent to issues like gay marriage and abortion.