Tag Archive | Latin America

Mexico: Senior Catholic leader backs gay civil unions

Mexico: Senior Catholic leader backs gay civil unions

(Reuters) – The Mexican Catholic Church’s highest-ranking bishop agrees with recent comments by Pope Francis in support of civil unions for gay couples, the prelate told Reuters. Mexico is the second-biggest Catholic country after Brazil, with around 80% of its nearly 130 million people affiliated with the church. It has historically been conservative-leaning on social […]

Latin America: Trans people suffer under lockdowns

Latin America: Trans people suffer under lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdowns in Latin America, that divide men and women in public, put transgender people in legal limbo, human rights groups said on Thursday, citing the case of a trans woman in Panama fined for going outside on a day reserved for women. Panama and Peru enacted rules this week, ordering that men and women can […]

Costa Rica’s top court rules against ban on gay marriage

Costa Rica’s top court rules against ban on gay marriage

Costa Rica’s top court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision seen as a win for gay rights activists and welcomed by the country’s new president. The Supreme Court gave lawmakers up to 18 months to legalise gay marriage, which has long been opposed by the Roman Catholic Church and […]