Costa Rica, the first country in Central America to recognize equal marriage

Costa Rica, the first country in Central America to approve equal marriage Costa Rica, the first country in Central America to recognize equal marriage

Equal marriage in Costa Rica: «It is the conquest of our dignity«

GAYLES.TV.- From 00: 01h today, May 26platforms, equal marriage is legal in Costa Rica. An article from Family Code explicitly prohibited same-sex unions. After an arduous journey, the term set by the Chamber IV of the Supreme Court for these links to be approved. In this way Costa Rica It becomes the first Central American country in which gay marriage is legal.

El Civil Registry has confirmed that, in addition to the unions that will be held this Tuesday, there are 55 marriage applications waiting to be registered. Since 2017 civil marriages have been celebrated in Costa Rica, but they did not have legal validity. Although in the country there were some levels of protection and recognition for these unions, this achievement is an enormous advance and hope not only for the country but for the region, especially the countries part of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

«Dignity, is the conquest of our dignity", He says frame castle, lawyer and activist of the rights of the population LGBT + en Costa Rica. Castle He is one of the most recognized faces at the national level for his fight in favor of the human rights of the community. «This May 26 is a historic moment", it states.

Access to marriage for same-sex couples is still banned in most countries of Latin America. Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic they do not recognize marriage between two people of the same sex. In Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay yes it is guaranteed in the law while in Mexico only in some of the 32 states the country. Chile y Ecuador they do recognize the civil union, but not with the figure of marriage.

Costa Rica, the first country in Central America to approve equal marriage

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