How A Clerical Error Led to Costa Rica’s First Legal Gay Marriage – NBC News

When Jazmin Elizondo Arias was born in 1991, someone goofed and noted on her birth certificate that she was male.As the years passed and Elizondo grew up, the mix-up never caused any problems. So she never bothered to try to correct the record officially, something that others in her situation found could turn into a slog through Costa Rica’s bureaucracy with no guarantee of success.Recently Elizondo and her partner, Laura Florez-Estrada Pimentel, exploited that simple clerical error from nearly a quarter-century ago to become Costa Rica’s first legally married gay couple – at least briefly – and high-profile protagonists in the Central American nation’s debate over same-sex unions.

Source: How A Clerical Error Led to Costa Rica’s First Legal Gay Marriage – NBC News

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