Cases & Advocacy

Colombia Diversa, Expediente No. D-6362, Corte Constitucional de Colombia Amicus

Status: Closed

Outcome: Victory

Location: Colombia, Corte Constitucional de Colombia

A group of Colombian human rights and LGBTQ organizations challenged their country’s marriage laws that excluded same-sex couples under the Colombia Constitution’s equal protection provision. NCLR filed an amicus brief along with the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Center for Health, Science and Public Policy at Brooklyn Law School, and the Center for the Study of Law & Culture at Columbia Law School. The Colombia Constitutional Court ruled on January 28, 2009 that same-sex couples must be granted the same legal rights and responsibilities as different-sex couples in common-law marriages.