Tuesday, 08 July 2014 15:29

Four LGBT Couples Have Joined The Challenge For The Recognition Of Same-Sex Unions In Puerto Rico

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In March, a lesbian couple launched a challenge against the non-recognition of same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico. Four LGBT couples come to join the trial. They will be accompanied by two groups: Lambda Legal and Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, an advocacy group for LGBTQ rights.

“Puerto Rico is our home, we are very proud of our U.S. citizenship and we are not second-class citizens,” Conde, one of the plaintiffs and also one of the lawyers for the case, said in a press release. “We demand our equality, proclaim our love though our marriage and our right to happiness in Puerto Rico.”

Recognition of same-sex marriage was banned in 1999 by the legislators.