Costa Rica to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

CR PrezThe attack of the Homosexual Agenda on countries boasting a Christian majority continues. As we have reported, on Thursday, July 4th, Costa Rica’s President,  Laura Chinchilla signed a bill that legalized gay civil unions. Law makers asked President Chinchilla to veto the law as it had been added “accidentally” to the bill’s final draft; however, she refused. The electoral tribunal approved a proposal made by four lawyers and also backed up by 150,000 signatures- exceeding the requirement by 20,000- to hold a referendum to determine whether same sex unions should be allowed. The date set for the referendum was December 5th, the same date of the municipal elections. Nevertheless, Costa Rica’s top court blocked the electoral tribunal from holding the referendum. The Constitutional Court’s 5-2 decision released on Tuesday says such a referendum could put a minority at a disadvantage in a largely Roman Catholic country. It also says “gay civil unions” is a legislative issue and not an electoral one. The court says that homosexuals, being the minority, are at a disadvantage and the target for discrimination, requiring the Government authorities to protect the LGBT rights.

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