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Costa Rica Court Stops Gay Marriage Question From Reaching Voters

A constitutional court in Costa Rica halted the referendum process that was supposed to put same-sex marriage on December’s voter ballot, acting on an appeal “presented by an individual identified only by the last names, Quirós Salazar, alleging that the referendum violates the rights and freedoms of individuals. The referendum was to have let the population decide the fate of a proposal for law that would allow same sex marriages in Costa Rica. Opponents to the referendum have argued that leaving the allowing the majority of the population (93%) which is heterosexual would be a constitutional violation of the 7% of the homosexual population.”