The local Catholic Church is very unhappy. The Associated Press reports:
In a historic decision, Colombia’s constitutional court opened the door Wednesday for same-sex couples to legally adopt children in the conservative South American nation. In the 6-2 ruling, the court said adoption agencies can’t discriminate against gay, lesbian and transsexual couples during an adoption process. Colombia’s Roman Catholic Church immediately denounced the decision as violating the rights of children and going against the wishes of the majority of Colombians who polls say overwhelmingly reject giving gays the same rights to marriage and adoption as heterosexual couples. “Our protest is emphatic,” Monsignor Juan Vicente Cordoba, a church spokesman, told RCN TV, reiterating the church’s demand that the issue be decided by a plebiscite. “We have the right so that the voice of the majority of Colombians is heard. The court is there to take care of the laws, not change them,” he said.
Due soon is a same-sex marriage ruling from the same court, which held a hearing in late July. (Tipped by JMG reader Luis)