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Puerto Rico Gay Rights

Puerto Rican Legislators Set To Debate New Gay Rights And Gender Bills

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Religious groups gathered Wednesday in front of Puerto Rico's seaside capitol to protest proposed laws that would allow ...

Puerto Rico's Governor Signs Gay Rights Bills Into Law

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. Ale...

Puerto Rico Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Legislators in Puerto Rico on Friday approved a heavily debated bill that outlaws employment discrimination based on gender o...

Major LGBT Rights Victory In Puerto Rico

Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are praising Puerto Rico's decision to advance "sweeping" nondiscriminat...

Gay Adoption Possibility In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay adoption in the U.S. island territory. Puerto Rico...

Controversy Over Gay Adoption Continues In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A lesbian whose adoption request was recently denied by Puerto Rico's Supreme Court is appealing the ruling. The woman's par...

WATCH: Puerto Ricans Clash Over Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Milos Balac & Alex Berg | Posted 03.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Carmen Milagros Velez Vega and her partner have a 12-year-old daughter that Velez gave birth to—a child she considers "…our daughter. She is not m...

Homophobic Receipt Sparks Uproar

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Automatic teller machines don’t get much more offensive than this. An ATM at a bar called El Ocho de Blanco in the Puerto Rican capital of San J...

Puerto Rico's Gay Rights Battle Slowly Heats Up

AP | By DANICA COTO | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The advance of gay rights across the United States is spreading into Puerto Rico, making the island a relatively gay-friendly...

LOOK: Puerto Rico 'Stands Up' Against Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 02.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Reaffirm the values of the "traditional" family and fight against gay rights, that was the mission of a group of more than 200,000 faithful Christ...

Cristina Costantini

Despite Many Murders Of Gays, Puerto Rico To Exclude Them From Hate Crime Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.10.2011 | Latino Voices

Two years ago, on a desolate street in central Puerto Rico, a gay 19-year-old named Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado was savagely killed: decapitated, disme...

Puerto Rico May Exclude LGBT Protections From Hate Crimes Law: Report

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

In a controversial move, Puerto Rico may eliminate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) protections from the hate crimes statutes this week, ...