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Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica is days away after motion to delay is defeated
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Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica is days away after motion to delay is defeated

The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica will be legal on May 26. The Legislative Assembly on Tuesday rejected a motion that asked for same-sex marriage to remain forbidden…

Same-sex marriage will be legal in Costa Rica on May 26. Some legislators hope to delay it
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Same-sex marriage will be legal in Costa Rica on May 26. Some legislators hope to delay it

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2020

In the midst of a world that has been focused on containing a pandemic, Costa Rica rapidly approaches a historic milestone. On May 26, same-sex couples can…

Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2020

Eight years after he fled to Costa Rica, Dennis Castillo sometimes finds himself happily surprised to see same-sex couples holding hands in public. A Honduran refugee and…

Photos: Pride 2019 in San José, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Photos: Pride 2019 in San José, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 24, 2019

Tens of thousands of people participated in Costa Rica's pride parade, Marcha de la Diversidad, on Sunday afternoon throughout San José. Tico Times photographer Jacob Spetzler captured…

Tens of thousands celebrate Pride 2019 in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tens of thousands celebrate Pride 2019 in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 24, 2019

San José — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Sunday afternoon to celebrate Costa Rica’s 10th annual Pride Parade. Among the participants was Costa…

Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced Friday new legislation to improve LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica. The President said via his Twitter that "we are building a more just…

Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity
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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
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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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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
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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…