Especially during gloomy times like these, it is important to note that the world keeps turning and life continues moving at the same breakneck pace. Today there is a breakthrough out of Costa Rica that I’d like to tell you about that could become the watershed moment when more countries in Central and South America recognize marriage equality. Keep reading to learn about how Costa Rica Welcomes Marriage Equality!
How Did Marriage Equality Come to Costa Rica?
Costa Rica, an oasis situated between Nicaragua and Panama, has long been a destination spot for sun-seekers and tourists. Today, it stands as a beacon of freedom as the constitutional court has struck down the prejudiced ban on same-sex marriages that was pitifully enacted 2 years ago. Costa Rica joins 6 progressive Latin American countries (Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and parts of Mexico) as proponents of marriage equality!
What Does This Mean for Freedom in Costa Rica?
This is a proud day for every gay rights activist alive. Attaining rights in heavily religeous, non-secular communities has long been a difficult hurdle. The winds appear to be shifting, however, as marriage equality has become increasingly popular in Costa Rica, culminating in the election of Enrique Sanchez, Costa Rica’s first openly gay congressman. In a region marked by vionlence and intimidation campaigns waged against LGBT citizens, this is a wonderful moment!
Check out the movement for marriage equality through the years on GayTucson.com!