Costa Rica has finally legalised same sex marriage. The first ever same sex marriage registration will be processed at the end of this month in Costa Rica. Reports state that the officials at Costa Rica told the press that the country is prepared for their registrations to happen starting 26th May 2020.
Official Luis Guillermo Chinchilla said, “The Civil Registry has made significant efforts in adjusting all the computer systems in civil registry matters, with the purpose of managing these registrations in a timely and expeditious manner, always within the framework of suitable and effective registry security as usual by our institution.”
In 2018, Costa Rica’s Supreme Court ruled out the statement that it was unconstitutional to ban same sex marriage. Earlier in 2016, then-president Luis Guillermo Solis promised to expand LGBT+ rights in Costa Rica and called for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to rule that human rights laws require the implementation of same-sex marriage. The last presidential election of the country in 2017-2018 saw a rise in LGBT rights activist and even the election was dominated by the LGBTQ+ community.
Reports came out stating that, “The country split in half. This was the issue. We weren’t talking about taxes or infrastructure or poverty, they were talking about gay rights, yes or no?” The country was fighting on referendum on gay rights for so long. Finally, the Central American Country is now ready for same sex marriage registrations.