Costa Rica files criminal complaint against same-sex couple who married due to clerical error
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Latin America
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Costa Rica files criminal complaint against same-sex couple who married due to clerical error

AFP - November 9, 2015

The director of Costa Rica's Civil Registry has filed a criminal complaint alleging unlawful marriage against two women who were wed here in July because the registry mistakenly had…

Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland
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Global
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Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

AFP - October 29, 2015

DUBLIN, Ireland – Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland on Thursday, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first…

Chile promotes civil union law for gay couples
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Chile
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Chile promotes civil union law for gay couples

AFP - October 20, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile  -- The Chilean government launched a campaign Tuesday to promote a new civil union law that will go into effect Thursday and apply to both heterosexual…

Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’
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Crime
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Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’

Zach Dyer - August 20, 2015

Uruguay’s ex-President José “Pepe” Mujica trumpeted the legalization of recreational marijuana in his home country in comments he made at Casa Presidencial Wednesday. But he stopped short of…

Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill
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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…

Medical pot, gay civil unions and IVF among Costa Rica president’s priorities for upcoming legislative session
Health
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Health
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Medical pot, gay civil unions and IVF among Costa Rica president’s priorities for upcoming legislative session

Zach Dyer - July 29, 2015

In vitro fertilization, same-sex civil unions, medical marijuana and new taxes are among Casa Presidencial’s upcoming priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Casa Presidencial presented its list…

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,…

Arcadio’s World
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

By Arcadio - June 27, 2015

Kennedy emerges as judicial champion of gay rights
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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…