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Bolivia: Civil Registries Should Recognize Same-Sex Unions

Click to expand Image LGBT march during the International Day Against Homophobia in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2013. © AIZAR RALDES/AFP via Getty Images (Washington, DC) – The national civil registry (Registro de Servicio Cívico, SERECÍ) of Bolivia should comply with a court ruling to register a same-sex couple’s relationship as a “free union,” Human Rights Watch said today. All civil registries in Bolivia should end discrimination against same-sex couples and start registering their relationships as free unions. The case stemmed from an effort by David Aruquipa and Guido Montaño, a gay couple…

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