The Constitutional Court or Sala IV has ordered the Legislative Assembly (Congress) to legislate same-sex marriage in Costa Rica within a maximum period of 18 months, otherwise, it will be effective almost immediately.
The Constitutional Court building in Sabana Sur.
After an intense day, the session beginning Wednesday morning, the magistrates of the Court debated about the appeal of unconstitutionality presented by lawyer and former president of the Diversity Movement, Marco Castillo, as well as the same-sex couple Laura Flores-Eztrada Pimentel and Jasmine Elizondo.
Wednesday’s session was the longest in almost 29 years.
This means, in simple words, that they gave the Legislative Assembly 18 months to regulate this matter. According to magistrate Fernando Castillo, president of the Constitutional Court, if the legislature does not act within the 18