Costa Rica’s Ultimate Court has dominated that the country’s comparable-intercourse marriage ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
The courtroom ruling offers the country’s legislators a cut-off date of 18 months to modify the present law.
The president welcomed the ruling, announcing he wants to guarantee “nobody will face discrimination for his or her sexual orientation”.
However many lawmakers are evangelicals who strongly oppose gay marriage.
A Ideally Suited Courtroom pass judgement on, Fernando Castillo, instructed a press conference on Wednesday that the ban will routinely cease to legally exist in 18 months, even supposing no motion is taken by way of the legislature.
Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Image caption Carlos Alvarado gained April’s presidential run-off promising to shield comparable-sex rights
President Alvarado is a former rock singer and novelist, who won the presidential run-off in April following a campaign where LGBT rights turned into a key issue.
He beat evangelical pastor opponent Fabricio Alvarado, who vowed to defy the Human Rights Courtroom’s rulings on related-sex rights.