A new poll finds a large percentage of
residents of Bogota, Colombia favor gay marriage, Caracol Radio
The research firm Econometrics SA's
telephone survey of 200 thousand Bogota residents found that
sixty-three percent agree that gay men and lesbians should be allowed
The study is the most comprehensive on
LGBT people ever conducted in the country.
Bogota is Colombia's largest city with
over eight million residents and is the nation's capital. The city
is known as “The Athens of South America” for its large number of
universities and libraries.
The poll offers increasing evidence
that gay marriage is widely accepted in major cities across Latin
Mexico City approved the region's first
gay marriage law in December and Argentina lawmakers quickly followed
its lead, approving Latin America's first gay marriage law last
Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that
all 30 of the country's states must recognize the gay marriages
originating in its capital, in effect legalizing gay marriage
recognition throughout the country.
Other Latin American countries,
including Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay, will debate later this
year whether to recognize gay unions.