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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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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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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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Costa Rica family court shuts down same-sex marriage loop hole

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Lorenzo Serrano and Alberto Gonzalez
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- A family court in Costa Rico has rejected a request by a same-sex couple to register their relationship as a marriage, effectively shutting down a loophole created when lawmakers voted to amend a law that ...

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Costa Rica president signs bill that ‘mistakenly’ approves gay civil unions

Friday, July 5, 2013
Laura Chinchilla
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Conservative Costa Rican lawmakers are getting a lesson in the importance of reading the fine print. ...

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Costa Rica lawmakers mistakenly vote to legalize same-sex unions

Thursday, July 4, 2013
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Lawmakers in Costa Rica have accidentally voted to amend a law that could legalize same-sex civil unions in the Central American country. ...

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Costa Rica high court blocks vote on same-sex civil unions

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In another international victory for gay rights advocates, Costa Rica's highest court on Tuesday rejected a Catholic Church-supported national vote on whether the country should grant same-sex couples the right to civil unions in the Central American country. ...

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