A bill which seeks civil marriage for
gay and lesbian couples was presented Thursday in Costa Rica.
The initiative was presented by the
Frente por los Derechos Igualitarios, or
FDI, (Front for Equal Rights), a coalition of groups,
and lawmakers who support it, the AFP
“This project comes to legally
protect the unions of same-sex couples with the same rights and
duties as any other couple,” lawyer Larissa Arroyo of FDI said in
presenting the proposal.
She said that the initiative has the
backing of 12 deputies from different parties.
“It's time as deputies to honor the
work of civil society and advance in the recognition of human
rights,” said legislator Marcela Guerrero of the ruling Partido
Accion Ciudadana in presenting the proposal.
A lesbian couple and the lawyer who
married them face criminal charges for taking advantage of the
clerical error that allowed the women to wed in Costa Rica in