A year ago today, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America, seventh in Latin America and 29th worldwide to legalize same-sex marriage.
Despite significant progress on gay rights around the world, dozens of countries still criminalise consensual same-sex activity.
Costa Rica has adhered to the conventions that ensure respect for refugees and LGBTI people
Moments after Costa Rica recognized marriage equality, Daritza Araya Arguedas, 24, and Alexandra Quirós Castillo, 29, became the first same-sex couple to marry in the Central American country.
‘Costa Rica recognizes the rights you always deserved’: President Alvarado’s message on marriage equality
Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado, who supported same-sex marriage during his candidacy and marched during the 2019 pride parade in San José, shared a lengthy message of support for marriage equality.
Costa Rica has become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage.
Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will be able to marry as of May 26, when a judicial provision that authorizes these marriages will enter into force.
Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica will be legal on May 26.
In the midst of a pandemic, Costa Rica rapidly approaches a historic milestone.
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