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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 mistakenly removed language defining marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.

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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
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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
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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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