Religious Groups Upset Over Court Denial Of Gay Marriage Vote In Costa Rica

No ’Prop. 8’ for Costa Rica; Bishops Ups


The majority [of magistrates] considered that the rights of minorities borne out by struggles against majorities cannot be subjected to a referendum process where the majority rules," the Costa Rican Supreme Court ruling said. "People in same-sex relationships are a disadvantaged group and the object of discrimination who need support from public powers to recognize their constitutional or sub-constitutional rights. In summary, [the court] considered that subjecting the rights of a minority to the decision of the majority deepens and aggravates discrimination against [the minority.]"