Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in a Google Hangout with El Tiempo, says he supports equal marriage rights for same-sex couples:
“Marriage between homosexuals to me is perfectly acceptable and what’s more I am defending unions that exist between two people of the same sex with the rights and all of the same privileges that this union should receive.
“If these unions are called marriage or not is secondary to me. For me it is important that they have their rights.”
In South America, same-sex marriage is presently legal in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.