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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On May 26th, Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage in its history was celebrated. A few minutes after the law allowing civil marriage for same-sex couples came into force, Daritza Araya and Alexandra Quirós said their "I do"s.

Some 15,000 people watched the ceremony on a livestream, including Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile. With the end of the marriage monopoly of heterosexual couples, a battle that has polarized the country in recent years has been won for now.

In the end, there was . . .

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