Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination

Zach Dyer - May 17, 2015

Days before Costa Rica celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, Vice President Ana Helena Chacón announced an executive order that would punish…

Cuban leader’s daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings
Latin America
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Latin America
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Cuban leader’s daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings

Francisco Jara | AFP - May 6, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raúl Castro's daughter Mariela, a lawmaker and gay-rights activist, said Tuesday her organization would hold symbolic gay weddings this weekend in a…

Costa Rican court upholds gay rights in professional associations
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rican court upholds gay rights in professional associations

Zach Dyer - May 6, 2015

Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, quietly upheld a decision recognizing the rights of gay and lesbian couples last week. The decision,…

Costa Rica government to prioritize bill legalizing gay civil unions
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica government to prioritize bill legalizing gay civil unions

Zach Dyer - March 19, 2015

Casa Presidencial announced Wednesday that it would prioritize a bill legalizing common law marriage, and another providing other legal protections for lesbian and gays couples. The announcement followed a…

HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination
Business
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Business
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HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination

Zach Dyer - December 1, 2014

Nearly half of all HIV-positive people in Costa Rica are unemployed or not looking for work, according to a recent survey. The results were first published on…

LGBT group Beso Diverso protests alleged discrimination at local bar
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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LGBT group Beso Diverso protests alleged discrimination at local bar

Lindsay Fendt - November 15, 2014

Nancy Umaña waves a diversity flag outside Bar Terraza in Parque Central during a protest Friday with LGBT group Beso Diverso. According to Umaña, she and her…

Costa Rica to extend same-sex couples equal rights for public health insurance, care access
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica to extend same-sex couples equal rights for public health insurance, care access

L. Arias - October 17, 2014

The board of directors of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, has approved a series of amendments to the public health care agency’s regulations that, among other…