Said to be first for Central America, Costa Rica has on Tuesday legalised same sex marriage and making Rights Groups campaigners weigh in on the country’s historic milestone.
Emotional responses as well as overnight weddings were held as that section of Central America’s first country’s law to allow for marriages of this kind happened.
A special program about LGBT rights was broadcast on public television and online after a court’s ruling long after celebrations were cancelled amid the coronavirus restrictions and regulations.
This will be the eighth country to recognise same sex marriages in the American continent.
President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, said..
“This change will bring about a significant social and cultural transformation, allowing thousands of people to marry.”
In 2008, August, the supreme court ruled and said that it was unconstitutional to ban gay marriages after which it gave parliament 18 months to amend the laws.
However, parliament in the country failed in that regard, so the provision had automatically annulled.
In his tweet, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN’s Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, has called the development, “An extraordinary moment of celebration.”