Costa Rica Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Ban UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court ruled this week that existing bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and discriminatory, giving lawmakers 18 months to amend the law, reports Newsweek.

Welcoming the decision, the Central American country’s President Carlos Alvarado posted to Twitter, saying: “We continue to deploy actions that guarantee no person will face discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that the state’s protection be given to all families under equal conditions.”