Ricky Martin and Juanes are among the
Latin music stars cheering a ruling that sets the stage for Colombia
to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Colombia's Constitutional Court on
Thursday said that public notaries can register the unions of gay
couples as marriages.
set to become fourth Latin American nation to allow gay marriage.)
“Love and equality win, Colombia says
YES to #MarriageEquality,” the 44-year-old openly gay Martin
tweeted in Spanish.
Juanes messaged: “Love is stronger
than anything and should never have any chains on it. Celebrating
ChocQuib Town's Gloria Martinez, known
simply as “Goyo,” added: “Happy that marriage equality in
Colombia is a reality.”
Only three other nations in Latin
America allow gay couples to marry: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Gay couples can also marry in many Mexican states.