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Share your experiences in COSTA RICA - Let others know what it’s like to be LGBTI in your country! If an experience is meaningful for you, it will probably be meaningful for someone else. On whatever topic, whether good or bad, your story is how the world knows about your country and LGBTI life. By selecting tags that mark the topic your story, others can learn from your experience.
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David Ulloa (user currently living in COSTA RICA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 24/03/2014 tagged with marriage / civil unions
Este miercoles 26 se vence el plazo para presentar coadyuvancias ante la Sala Constitucional, Costa Rica, en la accion 13-13032, qUE presento el Abogado y activista Yashin Castrillo contra el articulo 242 del Codigo de Familia, que regula, en forma unica y exclusiva, la uni贸n de hecho "entre un hombre y una mujer". La accion plantea que el no reconocer legalmente a la pareja formada por dos hombres o dos mujeres, en las mismas condiciones que se reconoce a las parejas heterosexuales, viola los derechos a la dignidad humana; igualdad y no discriminacion por orientacion sexual; libre desarrollo de la personalidad y autonomia de la voluntad, asi como formar una familia y recibir la proteccion especial del Estado.

Los textos deben ser enviados a la direcci贸n: informes-sc@poder-judicial.go.cr

Muchas gracias.
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gigpmanagement (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 21/06/2011 +5

How are you? My name is Vee Carson, I am writing you because I represent an american writer and celebrity interviewer who is currently living in Costa Rica and was discriminated against while dining with his boyfriend. Due recent events he is speaking out about discrimination. I was curious if you could help me get his story out. He is currently taking his case to the supreme court and I am trying help him get the word out about discrimination here is a link to all the details of his story http://bit.ly/DiscriminationinCostaRica any help would be greatly appreciated. I know you have deadlines and your time is valuable so here is a summary of what happened.

US Born Jeff Rivera who currently resides in Costa Rica he went out to eat with his boyfriend at a Costa Rica casino. As they were waiting they were talking and occasionally holding hands (while across the way a straight couple were making out kissing etc.). The assistant manager saw them holding hands, he approached them and told them that they could not hold hands in the restaurant. When they questioned why and why it was okay for the straight couple in front of them to kiss and makeout and why they could not hold hands, they were told that "that's different. Straight couples and gay couples are different." I am looking for any and all media to get their story out if you can help or if you know any media who would be interested in this story please email me at gigpmanagement@gmail.com Thank you so much for your time.

Vee Carson
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deep forest (user currently living in COSTA RICA) posted for gay readers on 21/05/2010 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools, human rights, sexual orientation
ISO 26000, international standard on social responsibility, wont included the sexual orientation as a legitimate non discrimination groud. Bahrein leadered the opposition, finally this topic and also gender identity has been deleted from the last version of the standard.Denmark, may 20, 2010.
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royer forbes (user currently living in COSTA RICA) posted for gay readers on 17/05/2010 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools, hiv/aids , human rights, sexual orientation
I have been delegated to participate in the ISO 26000 Social Responsability Standard definition on Denmark on may 17-21, 2010. In this meeting the topic of sexual orientation as an issue on the non discrimination requirement has been a matter of controvertial discussion, mainly because of the opposition of the arab countries. Discussion continues. Main topic is the visibility of the word in the text of this international standard or its deletion. Arguments are heard regarding those countries who promote the inclusion and those who promote the exclusion.
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