The forbidden marriage and the legal loophole


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From 26th May same-sex couples have been able to marry for the first time in Costa Rica. Legislation ruling that a ban was unconstitutional has finally come into effect after eighteen months. But there is one couple who managed to marry even before the ban was lifted. Jazmin Elizondo and Laura Flores Estrada wed back in 2015. They found a legal loophole. Someone made a mistake on Jazmin’s birth certificate and noted that she was male. That small error enabled Jazmin and Laura to make history. Producer: Andrea Kennedy Presenter: Jo Fidgen Credit: Jazmin Elizondo and Laura Flores Estrada

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