Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied the knot tomorrow will have to wait.
This morning (Friday), the Consejo Superior de Notariado de Costa Rica (Superior Notarial Council of Costa Rica) confirmed Thursday’s order that notaries cannot marry people of the same-sex.
In the report by La Nacion, the order says, “That, until there is a legislative reform, or an annulment sentence is issued in a constitutional way, the rules that regulate marriage in Costa Rica, specifically the article 14, subsection 6 of the Family Code, remain in force, and for this reason public notaries, in the exercise of their duties, must adhere to them.“
Article 14, paragraph 6 reads, “A

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