Two women wed as Costa Rica legalises same-sex marriage.


Two women have been legally married together after central American country of Costa Rica passed Marriage Equality into law yesterday Tuesday26th May,2020.

“Today, Costa Rica officially recognizes same-sex marriage,” President Carlos Alvarado Quesadawrote on Twitter.

The couple identified as Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya stood before a lawyer during their wedding yesterday Tuesday 26th May in Heredia, Costa Rica moments after the country passed Marriage equality into law.

Couples celebrated the country’s decision by holding weddings overnight.

Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya kissing during Heredia Costa Rica.

Costa Rica became the first in Central America to legally recognize same-sex marriage.

“Today, Costa Rica officially recognizes same-sex marriage,” President Carlos Alvarado Quesadawrote on Twitter.

“Today we celebrate liberty, equality and our democratic institutions. May empathy and love be the compass that guide us forward and allow us to move forward and build a country that has room for everyone.”

In 2018, Constitutional court in Costa Rica ruled that the laws preventing same-sex marriage were unconstitutional giving a rise to LGBTQ and Marriage Equality.

The Court gave the legislature 18 months to enact marriage equality, or have the ruling recognizing same-sex marriages automatically go into effect once the deadline expired.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights had in January 2018 issued opinions for court to determine whether it was obligated to extend property rights to same sex couples.

No sooner had the country legalized the practices into law, than the two lovebirds Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya tied the knot.

LGBTQ advocacy organizations also celebrated the move.

“Costa Rica is celebrating today: marriage equality has become a reality in the country – the first one in Central America!” the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World)said. “We rejoice with you: congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make it happen!”

The Human Rights Campaign welcomed the decision, urging that there’s still a need to achieve marriage equality around the world.

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