• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    N/A
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Costa Rica

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Current status
(since Apr 17, 2002)
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica

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Current status
(since Dec 21, 1973)
Unrecognized
Article 242 of the family law states explicitly that marriage is between a man and a woman who has cohabited for more than 3 years. The recent movement of "accidental passage" of same sex marriage has not taken effect or exercised.
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Right to change legal gender in Costa Rica

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Current status
Illegal
Name change is allowed, changing gender is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Costa Rica

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Current status
Single only
Only single gay Costa Rican can adopt.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Costa Rica

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Current status
(since May 17, 2015)
Illegal in some contexts
In addition to the existing HIV/AIDS law, public workers are now also protected. Within federal agencies, same sex partnerships are also required to be recognized as a family when requesting time off for spousal medical emergencies.
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May 20, 1998–May 17, 2015
Illegal in some contexts
General law on HIV/AIDS protects LGBT people from discrimination in some contexts.
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Until Jan 27, 2017
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Costa Rica

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1998)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Costa Rica

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1998)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Costa Rican Criminal Code.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Costa Rica

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Current status
N/A
Costa Rica does not have a military.
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Equal age of consent in Costa Rica

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Costa Rica

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Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex
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Conversion therapy in Costa Rica

?
Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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