President of Costa Rica raises LGBT flag over Casa Presidencial

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Just over a week since taking office, President Luis Guillermo Sol?s made history Friday morning when he became the first Costa Rican leader to raise the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement on even mast with the Costa Rican red-white-and-blue tricolor on the lawn of the Casa Presidencial. Vice President Ana Helena Chac?n hoisted the flag in honor of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17.
?This is the house of all Costa Ricans. When we say all Costa Ricans we mean all, without exclusion, without violence, without harassment in absolute respect for the rights of each one,? Sol?s told a crowd of LGBT leaders and advocates during his brief comments on the lawn.
?We?re fighting against discrimination in defense of the human rights of all Costa Ricans,? the president said, adding that discrimination based on sexual orientation was against the letter and spirit of the Costa Rican Constitution and human rights declarations the government has signed..........CONTINUE READING
 
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Yeah the new president taking a stand against homophobia is hilarious
 

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it is in a country where gays dont have too much problems
 

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ok Nes fair enough youd know more about it than me i suppose, anyway would you agree that they are highly represented for a minority and have people up the ladder that fight for their rights more so say than other sections of the community ?
 
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ok Nes fair enough youd know more about it than me i suppose, anyway would you agree that they are highly represented for a minority and have people up the ladder that fight for their rights more so say than other sections of the community ?

Well looks like the new president is their friend. I would guess with the conservative catholics running the show down here they dont have a whole lot of friends at the top.
 
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http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/05/23...same-sex-couples-same-rights-as-other-couples

he Costa Rican Social Security System’s board of directors on Thursday evening unanimously approved reforms that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in public health care matters, including visitation rights, insurance coverage and the ability to make medical decisions, among other benefits. The Caja board had discussed the reforms *– promoted by Costa Rica’s LGBT community – in recent weeks. Caja officials now will have three months to implement the measures.
Giovanny Delgado, a Caja employee and member of the Diversity Movement, said that for the first time in Costa Rica, same-sex couples officially are recognized with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
“It is an enormously important step. It is historical in Costa Rica,” Delgado said.
 
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http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/05/23...same-sex-couples-same-rights-as-other-couples

he Costa Rican Social Security System?s board of directors on Thursday evening unanimously approved reforms that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in public health care matters, including visitation rights, insurance coverage and the ability to make medical decisions, among other benefits. The Caja board had discussed the reforms *? promoted by Costa Rica?s LGBT community ? in recent weeks. Caja officials now will have three months to implement the measures.
Giovanny Delgado, a Caja employee and member of the Diversity Movement, said that for the first time in Costa Rica, same-sex couples officially are recognized with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
?It is an enormously important step. It is historical in Costa Rica,? Delgado said.
 

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well thats a good step....no complaints there for people...should not be anyone going against this id imagine
 
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