18th May 2020

Costa Rica’s has finally legalised same-sex marriage after Supreme Court ruling from August 2018

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Costa Rica has become the 29th country worldwide to legalise Same-sex Marriage after their Supreme Court ruling from 2018 (gave their legislature 18 months to implement their decision) or that the Supreme Court ruling would automatically become law.

Costa Rican activists have been fighting for Same-sex marriage for some time and the 2017-2018 Presidential election was fought primarily on that issue – with rank outsider Fabricio Alvarado Munoz (6th – at the start of the election) took a stance against same-sex marriage which saw him reach of final two places for the run off for President, against Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who being the pro-gay marriage candidate, thankfully won however the country had been split down the middle on the issue.

Registrations for Same-sex Marriage will begin later this month, precisely on May 26th and Costa Rica becomes the first Latin American Central State to legislate for this Constitutionally.

 

source: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/05/13/costa-rica-same-sex-marriage-equality-legal-registrations-central-america/