Entry #903: Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica

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RegionCosta Rica
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusUnrecognized
Start DateDec 21, 1973
End DateMay 26, 2020
DescriptionArticle 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.
Sourceshttp://www.iin.oea.org/badaj_v/docs/lcofcr74.htm
Reports (2)
  • Note field is incorrect "About the note on the "unrecognized" status: Article 14 of the Family Code said "Marriage legally impossible: ... 6) Between persons of the same sex" Article 242 (currently 245) was about de facto unions, not marriage per se. http://www.pgrweb.go.cr/scij/busqueda/normativa/normas/nrm_texto_completo.aspx?nValor1=1&nValor2=970"
  • Newer law has been passed "Gay marrige is fully legal"


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End Date(NONE)May 26, 2020
NoteArticle 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.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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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. "accidental passage" of same sex marriage has not taken effect or exercised.

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