ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

Chile Supreme Court backs gay couple in marriage case

02/15/2019 | Washington Blade

The Chilean Supreme Court in an unprecedented move on Thursday overturned a lower court decision that declared inadmissible a gay couple’s appeal for a ruling in favor of equal marriage. The couple made the claim with the support of the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation, a local advocacy organization, after the Civil Registry denied their request to get married on Jan. 15. This week, judges on the Supreme Court overturned a Santiago appellate court ruling against their appeal and allowed it to continue, taking into consideration the decision to deny them marriage rights may violate their constitutional rights.

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