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Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica has become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage, following a court ruling which came into force at midnight.

Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica legalised same-sex marriage on Tuesday, becoming the first Central American country to do so and sparking an emotional response from rights campaigners as the first weddings were held overnight.

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Celebrations were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a special program about LGBT rights was broadcast on public television and online after a court ruling came into force at midnight.

“This change will bring about a significant social and cultural transformation, allowing thousands of people to marry,
” said President Carlos Alvarado in the program.

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Costa Rica is the eighth country in the Americas to recognise same-sex marriage,a group that includes Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina, as well as Canada and the US.

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