Costa Rica: Court Says No to Civil Unions

Written by scott on September 23rd, 2013

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A few months ago, the Costa Rican legislature accidentally passed a law that would have allowed civil unions, theoretically. Now, a court has ruled on the law.

The Costa Rican Times reports:

It seems that Costa Rica is not quite ready to allow civil unions between same sex individuals. There was hope when the Young Persons Act was passed by 45 deputies on July 4th of this year, which would allow civil unions “without discrimination” based on sexual orientation. Immediately the deputies said that it was a mistake and like most government officials around the world do not actually read the laws and bills they are passing. Makes you feel warm inside knowing that these are the leaders of our nations huh? We knew that the next step in trying to get this loophole recognized as law in Costa Rica was for it to be ruled on in the Costa Rican court system to set legal precedence in the country. The first case has been rejected but the fight will continue.

It was a long shot, but it would’ve been nice to see the court support Costa Rica’s gay and lesbian couples.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Costa Rica.


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