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‘Clerical error’ allows for same-sex couple to be wed in Costa Rica

The two women were able to get married thanks to a registration error, in which Elizondo had mistakenly been listed on her birth records as a man.

Increased violence against LGBTI community reported in Costa Rica

"The Ombudswoman's Office received information this week... about cases of verbal and physical aggression towards LGBTI people," read a statement from the office.

PHOTOS: San José celebrates diversity and LGBTI rights

Like other cities around the world, San José hosted a celebration of diversity, acceptance and the LGBTI community on Sunday.

Costa Rica archbishop uses annual Catholic pilgrimage to promote church’s anti-gay, anti-IVF agenda

In a reminder that Costa Rica’s Catholic Church is still woefully stuck in the past, one of its highest leaders on Sunday used the annual pilgrimage to Cartago, which draws an estimated 2 million people each year, to speak out against legalizing gay civil unions and in vitro fertilization.

Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

Shira Banki, 16, was among six people stabbed at the Jerusalem march on Thursday by a suspect identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew released from prison only weeks earlier for a similar attack.

Gay Pride marchers stabbed in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – An assailant stabbed six people taking part in a Gay Pride march in central Jerusalem Thursday, seriously wounding two of them, Israeli police and health services said.

Ireland says yes to gay marriage in landslide vote

Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by referendum with an overwhelming 62 percent "Yes" vote, further denting the once all-powerful Irish Catholic Church.

Ireland could become first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote

Ireland may be preparing for its coming-out party, with a referendum that could make it the world's first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote.

Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination

Vice President Ana Helena Chacón announced an executive order that would punish public workers for discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Besides possible disciplinary action, Chacón said that government institutions must recognize same-sex couples in their definition of family members when requesting time off work if their same-sex partner is seriously ill or dying.

Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica

Considering that a group of care workers did not even believe that LGBTI elderly people exist, among other factors, the survey determined that Costa Rica did not have an adequate supply of services and resources for LGBTI senior citizens.
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