Costa Rica seeks law to allow same-sex civil unions

March 18, 2015 10:48 PM

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rica will this week put forward a plan to allow same-sex civil unions based on previous initiatives to change the law in the Central American nation, a government official said on Wednesday.

Costa Rica follows Chile, which in January became the most recent Latin American country to recognize same-sex marriage or unions after Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and some parts of Mexico.

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