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Oct 06, 2007 Quickie Link: Colombia Court OKs Health Benefits for Fay Couples
By vanrozenheim

(Colombia) - Gay couples in Colombia won the same social security rights as their straight counterparts in a court ruling called a major advance for homosexuals in this conservative Roman Catholic country. In a decision embraced by rights groups but opposed by the church, the Constitutional Court said on Friday it extended health benefits long enjoyed by heterosexuals in common law marriages to same-sex couples. The first nationwide law of its kind in Latin America, the measure allows Gay people to include their partners in their health insurance plans.

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