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Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity
News
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News
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Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity

The Tico Times - May 16, 2018

Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) announced Monday that citizens can change the name on their government issued ID cards to fit their "self-perceived gender," setting off…

Where is Costa Rica on gay marriage? international community asks
Business
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Business
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Where is Costa Rica on gay marriage? international community asks

The Tico Times - April 1, 2016

Costa Rica made international news in 2015 when a family court judge recognized the first same-sex common-law marriage in Central America. Later that same year, Vice President…

Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum
Crime
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Crime
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Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum

The Tico Times - October 29, 2015

A gay Honduran HIV/AIDS activist who was denied refugee status in Costa Rica filed a constitutional appeal over his case on Wednesday. David Sequeiros from Honduras hoped…

Few rules govern treatment of transgender prisoners in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Few rules govern treatment of transgender prisoners in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 7, 2015

Mónica Navarro pulls her long black hair behind her ear and lets it fall down her back where it stops just above her waist. Mascara gives her…

No love scenes allowed: P.D.A. across borders
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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No love scenes allowed: P.D.A. across borders

Raquel Chanto - August 24, 2015

See also: Save the date - a Costa Rican abroad encounters social calendars I recently moved back from the United States to a Spanish-speaking country. While walking…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s pride marchers hopeful after US gay marriage decision
Events
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Events
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s pride marchers hopeful after US gay marriage decision

The Tico Times - June 28, 2015

The Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right in the United States was on the minds of marchers at San José’s sixth annual lesbian,…

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 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…

Costa Rica outscores US in 2014 Social Inclusion Index
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica outscores US in 2014 Social Inclusion Index

Larry Luxner - August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costa Rica ranks near the top of a just-released annual index that scores 17 Latin American countries plus the United States on civil rights,…

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…

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