Thursday, May 23

Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage As the First Country in Central America

In Costa Rica, same-sex marriage is legal from today. The same-sex marriage ban was cancelled in the night from Monday to Tuesday.


Costa Rica thus becomes the first country in Central America to allow same-sex marriage.

“Costa Rica is celebrating today: marriage equality has become a reality in the country – the first in Central America!”

ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) wrote on Twitter.

“We look forward to working with you: Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to make this possible!”

Public television and social networks announced the legalization with a particular program about the historical fight against sexual discrimination.

That was an initiative of the organization Sí Acepto Costa Rica.

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