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Costa Ricans split over gay marriage vote for next president

An evangelical pastor who has capitalized on opposition to same-sex marriage was in a tight presidential race in Costa Rica on April 1 against a novelist and former cabinet minister.

  • SAN JOSE – The Associated Press
  • Hurriyet

Fabricio Alvarado went from also-ran to leading candidate after he came out strongly against a call by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Costa Rica to allow same-sex marriage.

Karl 1aHis opponent, Carlos Alvarado of the governing Citizen Action Party, has openly backed allowing gays to wed.

Recent polling showed the candidates – who are not related – in a…

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