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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.

Q&A: What happens when US Supreme Court hears arguments about same-sex marriage Tuesday?

The parties to the cases are to address two questions: whether the Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and whether states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where they are legal.

The voices of the Supreme Court in division over gay marriage

This week's historic hearing on same-sex marriage is both the logical extension and ultimate showdown in a decades-long argument that so far Anthony Kennedy has always won against Antonin Scalia.

Costa Rica government to prioritize bill legalizing gay civil unions

Marco Castillo, president of the LGBT advocacy group Diversity Movement, said the bills would be a step forward for LGBT rights in Costa Rica, even if full marriage was not on the table.

The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014

The headline says it all. Find out who we picked.

Solís administration cagey on plans for gay union, in vitro fertilization bills

Officials from President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration were tight-lipped about their support for two controversial bills in the upcoming legislative session that were campaign promises of the Citizen Action Party’s presidential platform: gay civil unions and in vitro fertilization. The bills might prove too divisive for a government struggling to secure support from a fractured legislature.

Most Costa Rican police officers don’t believe in equal rights for LGBT community

Only a quarter of Costa Rican police officers believe that LGBT people have the same rights under the law as straight Costa Ricans, says a new study.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica waves its rainbow flag

An 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 lesbian, gay and transgender movement marched down Paseo Colón for the annual Diversity March.

San José prepares for annual LGBT pride parade

Rainbow flags will fly as lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender folk and their allies march down the Paseo Colón for San José’s annual pride parade, starting 10 a.m. Sunday.

Taboo on LGBT blood donation lingers, according to survey

Despite 90 percent support for equal rights for the LGBT community, a relatively high number of Ticos still oppose adoption and blood donation, and support “psychological treatment” to change a person’s sexual orientation.

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