Costa Rica: After Accidental Passage, First Civil Union Could Happen Within Weeks

Written by scott on August 26th, 2013

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You may remember that lawmakers accidentally passed the civil unions bill last month in Costa Rica. Now several same-sex couples are planning to take advantage of the new law.

The Coastal Rica Star reports:

The first-ever legally recognized civil union between same-gender partners in Costa Rica might take place in one or two weeks. Such was the statement pronounced by Marco Castillo, an attorney and president of the Diversity Movement in Costa Rica. Mr. Castillo is currently handling petitions from three couples who want legal recognition of their rights to civil unions as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people. If everything goes as planned, the metropolitan canton of Desamparados in the loveable capital city of San Jose will be the site of the first gay legal union in Costa Rica, a Roman Catholic nation by virtue of her Constitution.

It’s amusing that some lawmakers, who apparently didn’t even bother to read the bill, are now outraged at what they themselves have done.

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