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In Costa Rica, Daritza Araya Arguedas, 24, a judicial technician, and Alexandra Quirós Castillo, 29, a university student, dreamed of getting married but couldn’t do so until now, not that they didn’t want to, but the equal marriage was illegal.
An important decision has been made in Bolivia that could impact the entire LGBTQ community in the country.
Honduras is one of the few countries in Latin America and the world that has not legalized marriage equality yet.
LGBTQ rights in South America are a major topic of discussion these days. A recent lawsuit filed in Honduras set precedent for LGBTQ protections throughout the region. The case was being heard by the Inter-American tribunal and was their first ruling on transphobic and LGBTQphobic violence against a person within its jurisdiction. This trial had many people watching to see if it will have ramifications for other countries in the area like Mexico, Brazil, or Colombia, who all share this tribunal’s jurisdiction.
In a historic vote, the Congresses of Querétaro and Sonora passed legislation that will allow same-sex marriage.
The Cuban government may pass a new family code that would allow same-sex couples to marry, but not before it goes through an extensive review process.