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Nicaragua Outlaws Marriage Equality, Same Sex Adoption

Friday, April 10th, 2015

NicaraguaNicaragua has rejected same-sex marriage and adoption by gay single people or couples. The Family Code establishes that marriage is defined as ‘between a man and a woman’. It also ensures only opposite-sex couples, foreign or Nicaraguan, can adopt.

Gay couples will also be banned from using fertility treatments to get pregnant and will not be entitled to social security protection or inheritance in the case of loss of a spouse.

This is one of the biggest step backs for a Central American country in recent years, taking effect yesterday (8 April).

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Nicaragua: Catholic Church Speaks Out Against Marriage Equality

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Nicaragua’s largest Catholic diocese has spoken out against gay marriage, Spanish news agency EFE reported.  The diocese of Managua, Masaya and Carazo urged lawmakers on Sunday not to legalize the institution.

In a statement read during mass at La Catedral Metropolitana in Managua – the country’s capital and largest city – the church reiterated its opposition to “the various projects together or alone that pretend to grant unions between members of the same sex with heterosexual marriage.”

After railing against the institution, the church said it welcomed gay men and lesbians with respect and without discrimination.

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