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Costa Rica legalizes same-gender marriage

After two years the country finally lifted the ban on gay marriage, making this the first Central America country to legalize marriage equality. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada said this allows the country to progress as a nation.

Dunia Araya and Alexandra Quirós were the first legally married couple on midnight of May 26th, 2020
Marco Castillo and his longtime partner Rodrigo Campos. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

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