Colombia’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled against a lawsuit to legalize civil marriage for same-sex couples.
The Consitutional Court ruled that the request filed by two attorneys for equal rights for gay couples was flawed and presented in an irregular manner, La FM Radio reports.
The president of the Constitutional Court, Judge Mauricio Gonzalez Cuervo, said that “nothing is final, and it is possible to insist on civil marriage for same sex couples in front of the court, but with more detailed arguments because this article will play a vital role within Colombia’s constitution.”
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) accuses the Constitutional Court of discrimination and announced that they will insist on legislation to allow gay marriage following the court’s failure to rule in favor of it.
The director of Colombia Diversa, Marcela Sanchez, said that with this decision “the country will lose a unique opportunity to achieve a true concept of equality.”
“Colombia Diversa will review the request and make the necessary adjustments so that in future the process for equal rights for same-sex couples and heterosexual couples can continue,” Sanchez added.