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18-Month Countdown To Same-Sex Marriage Begins This Month

The 18-month countdown that the Constitutional Court gave legislators to regulate same-sex marriages begins this month, with the delivery on Wednesday of the judgment...

Constitutional Court Orders Congress To Legislate Same-Sex Marriage in Costa Rica Within 18 Months

The Constitutional Court or Sala IV has ordered the Legislative Assembly (Congress) to legislate same-sex marriage in Costa Rica within a maximum period of...

A Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Shakes up Costa Rica’s Election

The Economist - A “SLICE of Iowa misplaced on the Central American isthmus”, is how an American political scientist once characterised Costa Rica. He...

Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

First Same-Sex Marriage in Costa Rica To Be On Saturday

Mario Arias and Roberth Castillo will be tying the knot on Saturday, January 20, 2018,  and thus will be the first same-sex couple to...

Same-sex Marriage Conference To Take Place in Costa Rica

Activists from across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Costa Rica this week for the first of its kind conference, the Civil Marriage Equality...

Same-Sex Couples in Costa Rica Now Entitled to “Survivor Pension”

QCOSTARICA - The Board of Directors of the  Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)  - social security, approved to extend coverage of the régimen...

Does same-sex marriage affect Costa Rica property ownership?

QCOSTARICA | Can a same-sex marriage and same-sex couples own Costa Rica property together? How will it affect their property rights during their relationship,...

Same-Sex Married Couple, Laywer May Face Criminal Charges

QCOSTARICA - Same-sex marriages may be legal in some countries, but not in Costa Rica, where two women who were recently married, and their...

Costa Rica First Same-Sex Marriage Due To Error

QCOSTARICA - Admitting to an error, the Civil Registry (Registro Civil in Spanish) will seek the annulment of the marriage between two women who...

Costa Rica Will Only Support “Conviviencia” Of Same-Sex Couples, President

(QCOSTARICA) - The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriages does not change the position of the Government of Costa Rica...

An Historic Decision For Costa Rica: Caja Approves Family Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Board of Directors of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS), commonly known as the Caja, adopted amendments to...

Costa Rica On List Of UK Embassies Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

COSTA RICA NEWS  - While Costa Rica does not recognize same-sex marriage*, it does recognize same-sex couples for some purposes such as conjugal visit,...

Health Insurance Reform To Give Same-Sex couples Access to All Services CCSS

COSTA RICA NEWS - Costa Rica's social security, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), has adopted a  reform that once it enters into...

Desamaparados Family Court Accepts Application For Same-sex Union

Legal same-sex unions in Costa Rica have taken a step closer to reality with the Desamparados Family Court acceptance an application by two men,...

Six Same-Sex Couples Ready To Get Hitched

On Monday the amendments to the Ley General de la Persona Joven (Law of the Young Person) became effective upon publication in the official...

Costa Rica Approves Same-Sex Unions By Accident

By accident, Costa Rica's lawmakers have made same-sex unions legal, approving on Monday changes to Articl22 of the "Ley de Persona Joven" (Law of...

LGBT Community in Costa Rica Insists Same-Sex Marriage

Paseo Colón and Avenida Segudna yesterday became a gateway of colour and politics in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage in Costa Rica. Related: LGBT San...

The exception that is Costa Rica

In the ongoing debate about immigration in the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala are mainly in the news because many of...

“Boda Pride”, First LGBTI Community Wedding Fair in Costa Rica Will Be in July

"Boda Pride" is the LGTBI community wedding fair, which will be convened on July 26, 27 and 28, 2019 at the Centro Nacional de...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy...

13 Legislators Propose Changes To Constitution To Restrict Marraige To Man & Woman

A group of 13 legislators presented, on Wednesday, a bill to reform the Constitution to restrict marriage only for heterosexual couples. This group of legislators...

State accuses lesbian couple who got married in 2015 for ‘detriment to the family’

The State has accused Laura Flórez-Estrada and Jasmin Elizondo, as well as their witnesses and the notary who married them, in July 2015, on...

President Signs Decrees To Guarantee The Rights of LGTBI People in Costa Rica

Costa Rica will close 2018 with greater advances in the recognition of the rights of LGTBI people. In addition to the decision of the Constitutional...

Costa Rican bishops deplore ruling legalizing gay marriage

(CNA) The Costa Rican Bishops' Conference lamented a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the nation's Supreme Court which mandated legal same-sex marriage in...

Legislators criticize Sala IV for passing onto them the responsibility on gay marriage

Legislators on Thursday joined in the criticism of the Constitutional Court passing onto them the responsibility of same-sex marriage. The ruling of the Sala IV...

Costa Rica’s former vice-president says that the gay marriage debate was “hell” for LGBTQ people

Costa Rica’s former vice president has spoken about the “horrible” division caused in the country during its recent election cycle, saying it became a...

An activist, an election and LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica

When an anti-LGBTQ candidate won the first round of presidential elections in Costa Rica, Vincenzo Bruno took to Facebook to denounce him. “We are completely...

TSE Approves Change Of Gender Identity On Cedula

UPDATE, May 16: Following a statement by the Episcopal Conference, protesting the decision of the TSE to allow citizens their name and the erroneous...

First Openly Gay Member of Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly Takes Office

Enrique Sánchez — a journalist who is a member of the Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC), the first openly gay man elected to Costa Rica's...

Two Young Women Will Lead Congress

  Women will set the tone for the first year of the new Legislative Assembly (Congress), with the election of Carolina Hidalgo Herrera, as president...

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