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Attempt to delay same-sex marriage in Costa Rica fails

The lack of support from the legislators caused a second attempt to delay the entry into force of equal marriage or same-sex marriage in Costa Rica to fail. The proposal of Eduardo Cruickshank, president of Congress, was rejected by 33 of the 55 legislators that...

Same-sex marriages can be registered in Costa Rica starting May 26

(QCOSTARICA) Marriages between people of the same sex can become legal in Costa Rica starting on May 26, when the Civil Registry will begin to process the registration of these unions. Luis Guillermo Chinchilla, senior civil officer of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE), to...

Thousands in Costa Rica Celebrate Gay Pride In Marcha de la Diversidad (Photos)

Tens of thousands in Costa Rican took part in the Marcha de la Diversidad (Gay Pride) on Sunday in downtown San Jose, filling Costa Rica's capital city with color, in the first such march since the country’s constitutional court promised same-sex couples the right...

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 issued in August and its imminent publication in the Judicial Bulletin. The Press Office of the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) informed that...

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 the country. “In a democratic and pluralistic society like ours, legal recognition can be given to persons of the same sex...

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 on Wednesday had the rare effect of bringing together in agreement most of the legislators, even it if was to...

Could Costa Rica’s New Pro-LGBT President Represent a Change Throughout Latin America?

In its report dated April 15, 2018, the Hornet.com's by Matt Baume sees the election of Carlos Alvarado as fantastic news of the former cabinet minister (and novelist!) easily defeating rival Fabricio Alvardo, "a virulently anti-queer pastor who opposed the freedom to marry," in the...

Twenty Schools Padlocked By Parents In Protest Against Sex Education

Parents padlocked the gates of 20 schools in Costa Rica on Thursday to protest sex education classes for teens that some believe promote homosexuality, the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP)- the Education Ministry - said. The actions — on the first day of the new...

Inter-American Court Ruling Will Spread Marriage Equality Around Latin America

An international court has ruled that 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries must enact marriage equality. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in San Jose, Costa Rica, ruled Tuesday that all its signatory countries must grant same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex ones,...

Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry Initiates Notification Process To Execute Court Order On Gay Marriage

The notification to public institutions to implement the order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, on gay marriage was made this Friday. On Tuesday, the Court ruled that the countries that it oversees should treat same-sex...

Is Mexico ready for gay marriage?

In September, some 100 cities in all 32 Mexican states hosted a so-called “March for the Family” – protests against a proposal to legalise gay marriage. Estimates vary, but according to the National Front for Family, the coalition of civil society organisations and religious...

Colombia Says ‘I Do’ To Gay Marriage

TODAY COLOMBIA- Colombia’s highest court has given the green light to gay marriage in the conservative, mostly Roman Catholic country. Colombia could become the fourth Latin American nation to fully allow same-sex marriage. Only a handful of nations in Latin America allow gay and lesbian...

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 on the matter, says President Luis Guillermo Solis, who on Friday reiterated that his government only supports same-sex couples living...

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