Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes
Crime
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Crime
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Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes

AFP - August 25, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Gay rights activists in Panama on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers that would make hate crimes against gays, lesbians and transsexuals illegal -- and…

Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill
Latin America
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Latin America
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Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2015

Casa Presidencial presented a bill Wednesday to legalize same-sex common-law marriages in Costa Rica. Supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights celebrated the announcement, even though…

More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - June 30, 2015

In the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage a right nationwide in the United States, a whopping 26 million people slapped a…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s pride marchers hopeful after US gay marriage decision
Events
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Events
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s pride marchers hopeful after US gay marriage decision

Zach Dyer - June 28, 2015

The Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right in the United States was on the minds of marchers at San José’s sixth annual lesbian,…

Kennedy emerges as judicial champion of gay rights
Global
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Global
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Kennedy emerges as judicial champion of gay rights

Robert Barnes | The Washington Post - June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Justice Anthony Kennedy was opposed by gay rights groups when he was chosen for the U.S. Supreme Court, but on Friday he cemented his…

US Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal in all 50 states
Global
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Global
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US Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal in all 50 states

Robert MacPherson and Chantal Valery | AFP - June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation Friday in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild scenes of jubilation and tears…

Newsletter
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Relatives and friends of LGBT Costa Ricans speak out in new campaign

Zach Dyer - June 18, 2015

https://youtu.be/nhjP8_9zqSU Costa Rica’s Ombudsman’s Office launched its latest human rights campaign Wednesday in support of LGBT people. The only thing missing was LGBT people. Instead, the campaign…

Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s changing definition of family hits cookie commercial

Zach Dyer - June 12, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR3Xe4oiL9Q A recent ruling by a judge in Goicoechea to recognize the first same-sex common-law marriage in Costa Rica’s history was just in time for a Father's Day…

Costa Rica grants first gay common-law marriage in Central America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica grants first gay common-law marriage in Central America

Zach Dyer - June 2, 2015

A Costa Rican judge has granted the first openly gay common-law marriage in Central America, said Francisco Madrigal, political affairs director for the Center for Research and…

Ireland says yes to gay marriage in landslide vote
Gay marriage
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Gay marriage
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Ireland says yes to gay marriage in landslide vote

Conor Barrins and Robin Millard | AFP - May 23, 2015

Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by referendum with an overwhelming 62 percent "Yes" vote, further denting the once…