LGBTQ rights victory in Costa Rica

This 2 July 2018 video says about itself:

Hey everyone! I’m glad you passed by. This was how we celebrated Pride in Costa Rica. This video was recorded with a Canon 80D.

Now after Ireland, after Cuba, Costa Rica?

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

LGBTQ Costa Ricans will be able to marry in one and a half year’s time

The Supreme Court in Costa Rica has declared the ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. The parliament now gets a year and a half to come up with a law that allows same-sex marriage. If that does not work, marriages between men and men and women and women will automatically become legally valid.

The ruling is in line with the judgment of the Inter-American Court for Human Rights. That decided in January that all member states must recognize gay marriage.

That verdict became an important theme in the presidential elections in April. The conservative candidate Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz, an evangelical preacher, spoke out against gay marriage.

The winner, the leftist candidate Carlos Alvarado Quesada, presented himself as a supporter. He is therefore pleased with the decision. “Nobody should be discriminated against here because of sexual orientation”, he said.

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