The new mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, has married on Monday with her partner, Senator Angélica Lozano, after several years of relationship in a civil ceremony held in the capital of Colombia.
“Heading to the happiest moment of my life,” Lopez said through his account on the social network Twitter, in a message in which they have also been able to read samples and promises of eternal love.
López has also highlighted the “wonderful year” that he has had to live in 2019, because in addition to reaching the City Hall, he has also managed to graduate and marry the one he has said is the love of his life.
The new mayor of the Colombian capital, who will take office in January, was senator in 2014 by the Green Alliance, as was Lozano, who obtained a position that same year in the House of Representatives representing the same party.
There have been several personalities of Colombian politics who have joined the show of affection and congratulations to the couple.
One of them has been the former Minister of the Interior Juan Fernández Cristo, who has highlighted this union as a “triumph of love”, which symbolizes “a breakthrough of Colombian society in the symbolic and in reality.”
Esteban Santos, the son of the country’s former president Juan Manuel Santos, has stressed that the union of López and Lozano has been a great step for equal rights in Colombia, “according to Reuters.
The Constitutional Court approved in 2016 the law of gay marriage in a predominantly Catholic country, which although it is true that in recent years it has made legal progress on LGTBI rights, such as same-sex couples can adopt, or that Transgender people can change their name on their identity card.
López is the first homosexual mayor not only from Bogotá, but from any other capital of the continent. In October 2019, he won the elections after obtaining more than 1.1 million votes, following a campaign in which I emphasized his criticisms of corruption, discrimination and inequality, as well as high levels of violence against women and children, and in their lack of access to education.