The notification to public institutions to implement the order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose, on gay marriage was made this Friday.
People celebrate in La Fuente de la Hispanidad in San Pedro on January 9, 2018 after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights called on Costa Rica and Latin America to recognize equal marriage. Photo Juan Carlos Ulate
On Tuesday, the Court ruled that the countries that it oversees should treat same-sex couples “without discrimination,” ensuring that they receive the same family and financial rights as heterosexual couples. The Court also recommended that these rights be ensured through temporary decrees while governments pursue permanent laws.
A number of Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, do not allow same-sex