Legislators criticize Sala IV for passing onto them the responsibility on gay marriage

Legislators on Thursday joined in the criticism of the Constitutional Court passing onto them the responsibility of same-sex marriage.
Photo Alonso Tenorio
The ruling of the Sala IV on Wednesday had the rare effect of bringing together in agreement most of the legislators, even it if was to criticize the decision.
The Court declared unconstitutional the articles of the Código de Familia (Family Code) and the Ley de la Persona Joven (Law of the Young Person) that prohibit marriage and the recognition of de facto union between persons of the same sex. However, it decided that – and the reason for the criticism not only from legislators and many others – the rules will remain in effect for a year and a half while waiting for the Legislature

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