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Ricky Martin, Juanes cheer Colombia gay marriage ruling

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.

(Related: Colombia 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 this news."

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.
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