The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who have been fighting the Colombian Government since 1965, have confirmed that they are in support of the Columbian Constitutional Court’s decision to allow same-sex couples to adopt.
It is estimated that since 1965, the conflict in Columbia has killed over 200,000 people which has resulted in thousands of orphans.
FARC who are the largest anti-government guerilla group operating in Colombia say that they are “celebrating” the decision in the hopes that same-sex couples will be able to provide loving homes for the thousands of effected innocent children.
“We celebrate the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court aimed at protecting the rights of orphans to have a family, while recognizing the right of same-sex couples to adopt,” FARC commander Carlos Antonio Lozada explained in a statement distributed online.
The FARC have been criticised in the past for their use of child soldiers, bombings and assassinations, and have been classified by many countries as a terrorist group who fund their operations by utilising kidnappings, production of illegal drugs, illegal mining, extortion and taxation of economic activity in the areas they hold.
However since 2012 the group have been engaging in an ongoing peace process with the Colombian Government. Lozada says that he hopes it would result in a new Colombia in which “discrimination and secular abandonment of excluded groups become a thing of the past.”
“Hateful segregation marginalises not only LGBTI people, but millions of their compatriots, especially for economic reasons, mainly affecting women, indigenous people, peasants, Afro-Colombians, the elderly and children.”
Last Updated on Nov 10, 2015