Costa Rica May Just Have Approved Same-Sex Marriage — On Accident

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One lawmaker by the name of Manrique Oviedo is urging Costa Rica's president Laura Chinchilla to veto the bill. Oviedo says he “feels deceived” and “made a mistake” when voting for the bill.

Another lawmaker, Jose Maria Villalta, said that conservative lawmakers didn't read the bill in its entirety before approving it, and stated that this has now opened the doors for recognizing the rights of same-sex couples to marry.

If the bill actually passes in Costa Rica, it will be the sixth country in Latin America to approve same-sex unions.

 

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