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Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:54 AM

Landmark court case brings marriage equality to 20 countries with one ruling

Source: LGBTQ Nation



By Bil Browning ∑ Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Western Hemisphere is rejoicing over the ruling in a marriage equality case out of Costa Rica. Not only is the ruling binding for the Central American country, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling also sets precedent for 19 other countries who have agreed to abide by the courtís decisions.

A handful of the countries under the courtís jurisdiction already have marriage equality, but most do not. Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay already recognize same-sex marriages as does several states in Mexico. Chile and Ecuador currently recognize same-sex civil unions but not marriages.

The ruling is legally binding in Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay.

Shortly after the ruling was announced, the Costa Rican government announced that it would comply with the ruling. A marriage equality bill pending in Chile and a court case in Panama will be bolstered by the courtís ruling.


Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/01/landmark-court-case-brings-marriage-equality-20-countries-one-ruling/

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Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:03 AM

1. WHOW. great news.

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Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:09 AM

2. K & R!!!

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