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Costa Rica accidently approves gay marriage.

Recent surveys show that most people in Costa Rica oppose gay marriage, yet, the bill passed under the noses of the lawmakers.

I stay neutral on this subject because any comment can turn into a war zone.

With that said, I want to know, how the potential of gay marriage spread to Costa Rica, maybe I am too sheltered or something, but the US is just incrementing laws to protect gays and lesbians and the like with the push of the marriage bill.

I don't know. I have a friend in Columbia who says that gays should be left alone and do as they wish, but when you get people to talk to you about such things in a setting of 4 or 5 people, things get ugly fast.

According to conservative lawmakers they were said "to be apalled" when news broke that they voted on language they insinuated that they just expanded social rights for gay people as well as extending benefits to lesbian and gay couples.

Without giving it a chance, they gave up. I find it fascinating that wording or rather, language means so much more when taken out of context.

Costa Rica is the first Spanish speaking state, that I know of that an accident of this nature has occurred. Does anyone else think that Mexico is really trying to fight for these kinds of rights. what with so much hatred on theirs and this side, it wouldn't surprise me if Hispanics want to feel and be free to love as they wish. What I am saying is that, maybe there is so much war because everyone is unhappy with their love life.Maybe the drug war is a way in which people are rebelling against because they want to love who they wish to. 

What do you gals think? I don't know. I really don't mean to offend, just a thought. As liberal politician, Jose Maria Villalta said, "This could be interpreted with this sense of opening to gays and no one objected." All I have to resond with is PERHAPS, PERHAPS. 

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Comment by April C. Davila on July 10, 2013 at 11:05am

Equality for me is equal pay for both men and women. This probably has nothing to do with equality for gays, still it may. If they could pay taxes as heterosexual couples do, why not?

This topic becomes heated so therefore I stay neutral.

Comment by Rachel Jackson on July 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

I think you bring up a great though April: why is this such a contentious topic? What should equality look like? Is there a relationship between women liberation, Latin@ liberation, and LGBTQ liberation? Keep thinking and keep writing! 


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