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A Court Ruled That These Men Could Get Married In Costa Rica But They Are Being Forced To Wait For A Law Change

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The first same-sex marriage in Costa Rica has been blocked because of a difference of opinion in the nation’s government.

Earlier this year, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.

Countries under their jurisdiction were told to start recognizing same-sex unions. The push for same-sex marriage goes directly against the growing opposition from the Catholic church. The decision to expand this right in Latin American came just days before Pope Francis visited Peru and Chile.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is a governing body representing 23 countries in the Americas, including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

Now, the same country behind the petition for increased LGBTQ+ rights is arguing over the power hierarchy. The victim is the country’s first same-sex marriage since the decision. According to NewNowNext, Roberth Castillo and Mario Arias planned to get married but hit a roadblock when a notary council refused to register their marriage. The council referenced a national law that banned same-sex marriage. The president of Costa Rica ordered government agencies to follow the ruling while Costa Rican lawmakers changed the law to allow for same-sex marriage.

“There’s nothing stopping the road to equality, but the truth is we don’t know how long it will take to get there,” the couple’s attorney Larissa Arroyo said, according to Reuters.

The couple has postponed their wedding as they wait for the Costa Rican government to make a decision.

“The Superior Notary Council’s agreement not only contradicts the opinion, but also the position of the Executive Power regarding the ruling,” Costa Rica Justice Minister Marco Feoli said in a statement.


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Watch Ana Navarro Take Down Meghan McCain On 'The View' While Debating DACA

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Watch Ana Navarro Take Down Meghan McCain On ‘The View’ While Debating DACA

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That’s one way to shut someone down.

Things got heated during a recent episode of ABC’s “The View” when guest co-host Ana Navarro and co-host Meghan McCain debated the merits of the government shutdown. It all started when McCain, the daughter of Senator John McCain, questioned why Navarro considers herself to still be a Republican. Navarro has made no secret about her distaste for President Trump and his administration. She spent most of the election year calling out what she considered to be the shortcomings of the Republican Party under then candidate Donald Trump. That same willingness to call out anything she sees as damaging to the Republican Party during the Trump administration has stayed strong. McCain was on the receiving end after one statement to Navarro. Here’s how it went:

Meghan McCain: “I understand that DACA is a very emotional issue at this point but most Republicans are on my side on this one, Ana. It’s really difficult for me to understand sometimes why you still consider yourself a Republican.”

Ana Navarro: “Because I am a Hispanic, immigrant, Latina. Because I was brought to this country when I was eight years old. Because my parents fled communism and it was not my decision to come here. I came here through no decision of my own. I came here through no fault of my own. Had my parents not had visas, had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a Dream Act kid too. That’s why this is personal.”

Fans of “The View” fell in love with Navarro after this segment.

Who else thinks she would make a great co-host for “The View”?

A few people tried to picture McCain after the clapback in her dressing room.

S A V A G E !!

There was definitely a clear winner in this debate.

Navarro – 1. McCain – 0.


READ: Ana Navarro Is Exposing The GOP’s Double Standard Of Letting Trump Share Classified Information Without Consequence

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