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Jan. 10, 2018 – Inter-American Court of Human Rights Rules Gay Marriages Should Be Recognized

“The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that same-sex marriages should be recognised.

The court’s rulings apply to [the 23 Latin American] countries which have signed the American Convention on Human Rights.

Some of the signatories already recognise same-sex marriages while others recognise same-sex civil unions.

But others, such as Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay and Peru do not recognise either and will be expected to change their laws.

The court was established by the regional body, the Organization of American States (OAS), and signatories to the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights are bound by its rulings.”