Roberto Castillo and Mario Arias could become one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Costa Rica after the country received the order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) – Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos in Spanish – to apply “Matrimonio Igualitario” (Equal Marriage).
Roberto Castillo (Venezuela) and Mario Arias (Costa Rican) may be the first same-sex couple to marry in Costa Rica.
The couple is expected to meet next Tuesday with a notary to inform them if it is already possible to register same-sex marriages before the Civil Registry. If so, that same day they would fix their wedding day for the coming weekend.
According to the two young men who met eight years ago on the Internet, their first meeting in person was