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Clerical error led to Costa Rica’s first legal same-sex marriage

Saturday, November 14, 2015
In this Nov. 3, 2015 photo released by La Nacion, Jazmin Elizondo Arias, left, and Laura Florez-Estrada Pimentel sit with their two recently adopted kittens, at a restaurant in San Jose, Costa Rica.
When Jazmin Elizondo Arias was born in 1991, someone goofed and noted on her birth certificate that she was male. ...

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Costa Rica judge grants first openly gay common-law marriage in Central America

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Along with being the first legal recognition of a same-sex relationship in Central America, the decision could set an example for judges elsewhere in the country to recognize gay relationships and even adoption. ...

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El Salvador approves measures banning same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Friday, April 17, 2015
A package of constitutional reforms approved Thursday night would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador and also bar same-sex couples from adopting children. ...

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Costa Rica government plans legislation to allow same-sex civil unions

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Costa Rica will put forth a plan this week to allow civil unions between same-sex couples in the Central American nation. ...

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from Honduras

Sunday, May 18, 2014
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Members of the sexual diversity and LGBT community of Honduras participated in a march in Tegucigalpa on May 16, on the eve of the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia , the largest anti-discrimination ...

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from El Salvador

Sunday, May 18, 2014
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Members of El Salvador's LGBT community on Saturday celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia, the largest anti-discrimination solidarity action in the world with activities taking place in 120 countries. ...

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Costa Rica president raises pride flag in observance of IDAHOT

Friday, May 16, 2014
Tico Times
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Rica's new president has raised a gay pride flag next to the country's flag at the presidential residence as part of an anti-discrimination observance. ...

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El Salvador parliament rejects constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Sunday, February 9, 2014
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The Salvadoran Parliament has again failed in its attempt to approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Gay man stabbed to death in Belize, family says it’s a ‘hate crime’

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Joseph Jatnel Sanchez
BELIZE CITY, Belize -- A gay man was stabbed to death and dumped on the side of a street in Belize City early Sunday morning, and family members are calling it a "hate crime." ...

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Mother says gay son tortured, killed in Honduran prison after illegal deportation

Friday, December 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The United States illegally deported a gay asylum-seeker to months of torture and death in a Honduran prison, his mother claims in court. ...

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