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LGBT Rights in Guanacaste Province

The laws displayed for Guanacaste are the same as Costa Rica.
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Ambiguous
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Guanacaste

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Homosexual activity in Guanacaste is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 17, 2002
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Guanacaste

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Same-sex marriage in Guanacaste is legal.

Current status
Since May 26, 2020
Legal
Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica has been legal since May 26, 2020 as a result of a ruling by the Supreme Court of Justice. Costa Rica was the first country in Central America to recognize and perform same-sex marriages.
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Dec 21, 1973–May 26, 2020
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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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Guanacaste

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Guanacaste is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Costa Rica, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Guanacaste

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Right to change legal gender in Guanacaste is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Legal since 2018.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Guanacaste

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Guanacaste is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jun 6, 2022
Ambiguous
Recognized in immigration documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Guanacaste

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LGBT discrimination in Guanacaste is illegal in some contexts.

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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LGBT employment discrimination in Guanacaste

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LGBT employment discrimination in Guanacaste is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Costa Rican Criminal Code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Guanacaste

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LGBT housing discrimination in Guanacaste is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Guanacaste

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Same-sex adoption in Guanacaste is legal.

Current status
Since May 26, 2020
Legal
Adoption was legalized for gay couples when gay marriage became legal. Single individuals (whether gay or straight) have been allowed to adopt equally before then.

Serving openly in military in Guanacaste

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Serving openly in military in Guanacaste is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Costa Rica does not have a military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Guanacaste

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Blood donations by MSMs in Guanacaste is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex
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Conversion therapy in Guanacaste

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Conversion therapy in Guanacaste is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Guanacaste

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Equal age of consent in Guanacaste is equal.

Current status
Equal
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