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Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote: Pride in Wilde’s shadow
Global
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Global
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Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote: Pride in Wilde’s shadow

Robin Millard | AFP - May 22, 2015

DUBLIN, Ireland – While many voters in Ireland's referendum on introducing same-sex marriage were strolling around Dublin wearing "Yes" badges Friday, many "No" voters were keeping it to…

Argentine baby’s 3 parents ‘very proud’ of legal first
Latin America
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Latin America
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Argentine baby’s 3 parents ‘very proud’ of legal first

AFP - May 19, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Baby Antonio is 14 months old, growing fast, likes to grab things and is otherwise a typical Argentine toddler, with one exception: he…

Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination

The Tico Times - May 17, 2015

Days before Costa Rica celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, Vice President Ana Helena Chacón announced an executive order that would punish…

Cuban leader’s daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings
Latin America
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Latin America
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Cuban leader’s daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings

Francisco Jara | AFP - May 6, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raúl Castro's daughter Mariela, a lawmaker and gay-rights activist, said Tuesday her organization would hold symbolic gay weddings this weekend in a…

Costa Rican court upholds gay rights in professional associations
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rican court upholds gay rights in professional associations

The Tico Times - May 6, 2015

Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, quietly upheld a decision recognizing the rights of gay and lesbian couples last week. The decision,…

Costa Rica government to prioritize bill legalizing gay civil unions
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica government to prioritize bill legalizing gay civil unions

The Tico Times - March 19, 2015

Casa Presidencial announced Wednesday that it would prioritize a bill legalizing common law marriage, and another providing other legal protections for lesbian and gays couples. The announcement followed a…

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica now have equal access to public health insurance, care
Health
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Health
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Same-sex couples in Costa Rica now have equal access to public health insurance, care

Fabiola Pomareda - November 20, 2014

Costa Ricans who have health insurance coverage with the Social Security System, or Caja, can now cover same-sex partners at any public community health clinic (Ebais) or…

LGBT group Beso Diverso protests alleged discrimination at local bar
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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LGBT group Beso Diverso protests alleged discrimination at local bar

The Tico Times - November 15, 2014

Nancy Umaña waves a diversity flag outside Bar Terraza in Parque Central during a protest Friday with LGBT group Beso Diverso. According to Umaña, she and her…

Costa Rica to extend same-sex couples equal rights for public health insurance, care access
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica to extend same-sex couples equal rights for public health insurance, care access

L. Arias - October 17, 2014

The board of directors of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, has approved a series of amendments to the public health care agency’s regulations that, among other…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica waves its rainbow flag
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica waves its rainbow flag

The Tico Times - June 30, 2014

A historic World Cup football win wasn't the only thing people in San José were celebrating Sunday. Hours before the big game, more than 10,000 supporters of the…