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Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado Quesada Wins Presidency, Promising Marriage Equality

HeadlineApr 02, 2018

In Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada has claimed victory in a presidential election that was widely seen as a referendum on marriage equality. Alvarado Quesada won over 60 percent of the vote, beating out conservative candidate Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz, who made his anti-abortion views and opposition to LGBTQ rights a centerpiece of his campaign. Alvarado Quesada has promised to abide by last year’s ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that member countries should respect marriage equality.

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