Costa Rica says yes to marriage equality


Charlie Mathers writes at Gay Star News:

The Costa Rican government have said yes to marriage equality!

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) said the countries it oversees should treat same-sex couples ‘without discrimination.’

The panel of seven judges issued a statement that said governments ‘must recognize and guarantee all the rights that are derived from a family bond between people of the same sex.’

Judges said it was necessary to ‘guarantee access to all existing forms of domestic legal systems, including the right to marriage.’

They explained this would allow ‘the protection of all the rights of families formed by same-sex couples.’

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