This verdict follows the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which ruled in favor of same-sex couples a few months ago.
According to Associated Press, Magistrate Fernando Castillo said that even if lawmakers don't pass a marriage equality law in the next 18 months, the ban will be removed and same-sex marriage will become legal.
There is a good chance that lawmakers won't change the law. Enrique Sanchez, a gay legislator for the Citizen Action Party, said: “I see it as not very likely that in 18 months the Legislative Assembly will work out a law.
“What I see happening is that the norm (the marriage equality ban) will simply be declared unconstitutional in 18 months’ time.”
On Twitter, Costa Rica's new president Carlos Alvarado Quesada wrote: “We continue to deploy actions that guarantee no person will face discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that the state’s protection is given to all families under equal conditions.”
Thanks to the Supreme Court that has ruled same-sex marriages ban is unconstitutional, marriage equality is about to be legalized in Costa Rica!