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Costa Rica files criminal complaint against same-sex couple who married due to clerical error
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica files criminal complaint against same-sex couple who married due to clerical error

AFP - November 9, 2015

The director of Costa Rica's Civil Registry has filed a criminal complaint alleging unlawful marriage against two women who were wed here in July because the registry mistakenly had…

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…

Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 8, 2015

A new study released Thursday found that elderly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are at high risk for “double discrimination” because of their age and…

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…

Transgender Costa Ricans fight discrimination over name-change rights
Human rights
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Human rights
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Transgender Costa Ricans fight discrimination over name-change rights

Fabiola Pomareda - September 6, 2014

What’s in a name? For many transgender Costa Ricans, a lot. Starting with the fact that in many cases, the names on their government-issued IDs have nothing…

San José prepares for annual LGBT pride parade
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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San José prepares for annual LGBT pride parade

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2014

Rainbows, feathers and bears, oh my! Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folk and their allies will march down the Paseo Colón for San José’s annual pride parade, starting…

Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial

Zach Dyer - May 16, 2014

Social Conservative lawmakers lashed out at President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decision to fly the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement Friday, saying that…

President of Costa Rica raises LGBT flag over Casa Presidencial
Latin America
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Latin America
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President of Costa Rica raises LGBT flag over Casa Presidencial

Zach Dyer - May 16, 2014

Just over a week since taking office, President Luis Guillermo Solís made history Friday morning when he became the first Costa Rican leader to raise the rainbow…

Starting off on the wrong foot
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Starting off on the wrong foot

Nancy De Lemos - May 1, 2014

A lackluster victory is what the Citizen Action Party earned today in gaining control of the Legislative Assembly’s directorate. Instead of today’s events being seen as a…

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