Costa Rica approves first same-sex union in Central America

"Gerald Castro, 37, and Cristian Zamora, 45, have been living together for 12 years and began their legal battle for recognition in 2013.

They were finally granted a common-law marriage by a family court in the city of Goicoechea on Tuesday (2 June) – a landmark decision could set a precedent for other judges to follow."

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