Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages

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

Costa Rica has become the first country in Central America to legalisesame-sex marriage. Watched by almost 20,000 people on a Facebook broadcast, a notary wearing a face mask and observing physical distancing guidelines married the two women eight minutes after midnight. Theirs was the first legal gay marriage in Costa Rica, and it was streamed live on the internet.

"Costa Rica is celebrating today: marriage equality has become a reality in the country - the first one in Central America", tweeted the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. It is also permitted in some parts of Mexico.

"It's a stepping stone towards equality that makes us keep up the fight for respect that those of us with a different sexual orientation deserve", Castillo told media after signing the certificate and exchanging rings at the registry office in the capital San Jose. The broadcast will include the first marriage between two women at 00.01 (06.01 GMT) on Tuesday.

"This change will cause a significant social and cultural transformation of the country", Alvarado Quesada said in a video posted on Twitter late on Monday.

Carlos Alvarado, the president of Costa Rica, supported same-sex marriage during his candidacy.

Starting this Tuesday equal marriage will be legal in Costa Rica
Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in first for Central America

The law has come into place after the Supreme Court of Costa Rica declared in August 2018 that a ban on same-sex weddings was discriminatory and unconstitutional. The Legislative Assembly did not act, so at midnight the law banning same-sex marriage was nullified.

A campaign celebrating the change called "I do" planned a series of events including hours of coverage on state television and messages from celebrities, including Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations rgh commissioner for human Rights.

"This offers us peace of mind", said Margarita Salas, an LGBT rights campaigner in Costa Rica and president of the VAMOS political party.

"We already have to turn the page, we have to understand that this has nothing to do with religious beliefs, it has to do with basic rights", said Miranda.

"Thanks to your work over decades, Costa Rica recognizes the rights you always deserved and returns a little of the liberty that so often was limited".

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