Costa Rica’s new president supports civil unions for gays (but not marriage)

February 9th, 2010 1 Comment. Gay News

Costa Rica has just elected its first ever female president — Laura Chinchilla (don’t you just love that name!) — a social conservative who opposes abortion and any move to remove the position of Roman Catholicism as the state religion. In this video shot during her campaign, Chinchilla says that Costa Rica should not discriminate based on religious beliefs, political beliefs, and “sexual preferences”. Nevertheless, she supports the idea of civil unions for gay couples — but not marriage. Now that she’s won the election, it’ll be interesting to see if she’ll live up to her own words in the days ahead, or completely forget about gay and lesbian Costa Ricans. [h/t to JoeMyGod and thanks to Blabbeando for the translation!]

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1 Responses

  1. oogro

    February 21st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Well Costa Rica has been a democracy since 1948 when it disbanded its Army. I suppose it relies on the USA to preserve its independence. Saw the dt once with lots of trannies!!

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