Costa Rica Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage


From Inside Costa Rica:

The Juzgado Segundo de la Familia (Family Court) in San José, rejected the marriage request made last week by the gay couple, Antonio Rodríguez and Eliécer Bermúdez, arguing that the request conflicts with the rules of the Family Code that prevents same-sex couples from marrying.

Judge Arturo Marcheno Rosabal, who issued the decision, noted that paragraph 6 of Article 14 of the Código de Familia (Family Code) states that marriage is legally impossible for same-sex couples and that in this case he had no other alternative but to reject the application.