CNN International | 11/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia gay rights groups protest after court's gay marriage decision
November 12--Gay rights advocates in Colombia planned to protest Friday after the nation's highest court rejected a lawsuit that could have legalized gay marriage.
"We feel that they are violating our rights as citizens. We also pay the same taxes," said Tapia, 24.
After a hearing Thursday, Colombia's Constitutional Court voted 5-4 to dismiss a lawsuit arguing for a change in the country's civil code that would allow same-sex marriage in the South American country, claiming there was not sufficient evidence to proceed, CNN affiliate Caracol TV reported.
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