Costa Rica has become the first Central American Country legalise same-s*x marriage, as its government approves it on Tuesday.
Costa Rica follows Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina, as well as Canada and the United States to approve same s*x marriage.
Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvarado stated that the approval will bring about a significant social and cultural transformation, allowing thousands of people to marry.
In August 2018 the Costa Rican Supreme Court ruled that a ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional and gave parliament 18 months to amend the laws. The Legislative Assembly did not act, so on Monday midnight the law banning same-s*x marriage was nullified.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bis*xual, Trans and Inters*x Association (ILGA), also celebrated the legalisation of same s*x marriage in Costa Rica on it’s twitter page too.
Stating that “Marriage equality has become a reality in the country.”