CNA Staff, May 27, 2020 / 15:29 pm
A Costa Rican bishop has warned that although same-sex marriage has been legalized in the country, the Catholic Church will continue to proclaim the truth of God's plan for sexuality and marriage.
Despite the change in law, Bishop José Manuel Garita of Ciudad Quesada said May 26, "we will not tire in showing the beauty of marriage between a man and a woman. Nor will the Church cease to proclaim the plan willed by God in creating man and woman, even though the times, fashions, pressures and ideologies dictate otherwise."
In a January 9, 2018 decision, the Inter-American Court on Human Rights ruled that Costa Rica must legalize gay marriage. The Costa Rican government had asked the court for an advisory opinion on gay marriage and other issues.
Critics at the time argued that the decision was non-binding and was a violation of Costa Rica's national sovereignty.