Costa Rica: Did Country Just “Accidentally” Approve Civil Unions?

Written by scott on July 3rd, 2013
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Apparently a provision was approved yesterday by Costa Rican lawmakers that would legalize civil unions for same sex couples, and they didn’t even know it. Gay Star News reports:

Costa Rican lawmakers seem to have accidentally approved same-sex unions. According to Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion, a project to ‘reinforce the quality of life in the country’s youth’ also contained clauses about changing the Family Code to include same-sex unions. The bill, which 45 MPs approved last night, amended Article 242 of the Family Code, which regulates domestic partnerships.

Lawmakers are urging President Chinchilla to veto the bill. This is what happens when you don’t actually read what you are voting on.

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