A judge in Bogota has annulled Colombia's first gay marriage.

The September 20 union of Julio Albeiro Cantor Borbon and William Alberto Castro Franco was declared a marriage by a Bogota civil court judge. A second couple, Elizabeth Castillo and Claudia Zea, joined them last week.

Local media reported on Wednesday that Judge Eduardo Diaz annulled the first marriage on Wednesday, saying that there is no constitutional right for gay people to marry.

The Husband and Wife Foundation, an anti-gay group run by Javier Suarez, moved to have the marriage canceled.

According to Colombia Reports, Suarez applauded the ruling and called for the criminal prosecution of judges who rule in favor of allowing gay couples to marry, saying that such judges “support illegal acts due to the fact that they see homosexuality as a 'human right' when it is really a clinical and psychological problem.”

Gay couples in Colombia turned to the courts after lawmakers failed to meet a June 20 deadline imposed by the nation's Constitutional Court.

In 2011, the Constitutional Court ruled that gay couples had a right to a family and ordered Congress to remedy the situation. The court said that if a law is not approved by June 20, 2013, then “gay couples can go to a notary and with the same solemnity of a heterosexual marriage enter a union similar to one between a heterosexual couple.”

A marriage bill died in the Colombia Senate in April after an ugly debate.

Despite the failure to approve legislation, opponents insisted that the court's order did not guarantee marriage for gay couples. Some notaries told couples that they could enter a “solemn union.” Gay weekly the Washington Blade described this as a contract “similar to an agreement into which two people enter when they buy a house together.”