Opponents of equal legal rights for gay couples in Colombia have asked
the country’s Constitutional Court to revoke its ruling that grants gay
couples the same rights in court as heterosexual partners.
Former congressman Victor Velasquez petitioned the high court to reverse its ruling, accusing the Court it is out of line and should leave legislation about gay rights to Congress.
Velasquez called on the Catholic Church to denounce the ruling and wants a referendum held to let the Colombian people reverse what “undermines the morale of the country.”
“With this decision the Court wants to put the country in reverse; the countries that ruled in favor of homosexuals are left without population, because two men and two women can’t reproduce,” the former lawmaker told the press.
The Constitutional Court earlier this week granted equal rights to gay couples in courts. The ruling ordered both civil and criminal courts to apply the same rules in cases involving gay couples as straight couples.