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Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage
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Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 26, 2020

Costa Rica has become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Thousands of people watched a nationally televised celebration as Costa Rica took a historic…

Costa Rica hours away from legalizing same-sex marriage
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Costa Rica hours away from legalizing same-sex marriage

AFP and The Tico Times - May 25, 2020

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will be able to marry as of May 26, when a judicial provision that authorizes these marriages enters into force. A 2018…

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
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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
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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
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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…

Women’s March events planned across Costa Rica Saturday
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Women’s March events planned across Costa Rica Saturday

The Tico Times - January 19, 2017

Demonstrators in Costa Rica will follow in the footsteps of those in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, with Women's March rallies and watch parties happening at various points…

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

Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech
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Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech

Jean-Louis DE LA VAISSIERE and Jennie MATTHEW | AFP - September 25, 2015

Pope Francis on Friday made an emotional visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York to lead prayers for peace after calling for a more humane global…