Costa Rican President Won’t Fight Gay Marriage

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 20 2011 1:20 PM ET

Costa Rica president Laura Chinchilla says she won’t oppose a court’s ruling to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

During her six-day official visit to the U.S., Chinchilla was asked her thoughts on gay marriage. She answered that while she does not personally support it, she would not rule against if a Costa Rican court made it legal.

Last year, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage.

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