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Latin America Could Lead the Way for LGBT Rights in 2018

Expand People celebrate after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights called on Costa Rica and Latin America to recognize equal marriage, in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 9, 2018. The sign reads: "The court said yes".  ©2018 Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate In a moment when some countries have stepped back on LGBT rights, a January 9th decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has opened a window of opportunity for Latin America to lead the way.   In a landmark advisory opinion, the court affirmed that the American Convention on Human Rights requires countries to allow same-sex couples…

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