The Tico Times spoke with Human Rights Watch’s LGBT Advocacy Director Boris Dittrich about the role of businesses in promoting LGBT acceptance, what Europe could learn from Latin America, and his own experience as a member of the Dutch Parliament fighting for marriage equality in the Netherlands.
Hundreds of same-sex couples have successfully applied to insure their partners after the Costa Rican Social Security System board of directors voted to expand health care benefits, a policy that went into effect a year ago Tuesday. Some of the highest acceptance rates occurred in rural areas.
DUBLIN, Ireland – Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland on Thursday, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first country to vote for gay unions.
In a wide-ranging speech at the UN, Pope Francis touched on an array of hot-button topics, including the persecution of Christians, the Iran nuclear deal, drug trafficking -- "silently killing millions" -- and the rights of girls to an education.