Costa Ricans are going to the polls with the two candidates on opposite sides of a debate over legalizing gay marriage. The vote looks set to deliver a close result after a polarizing race.
The Citizens' Action Party candidate has won a clear victory over his National Restoration Party rival, Fabricio Alvarado Munoz. The second round ballot revealed deep political divisions over gay rights.
Current laws in Costa Rica that prohibit gay marriage have been struck down in a court ruling. Despite the court's decision, same-sex couples in Costa Rica may have to wait over a year to get married.
Two men with the same surname but different political platforms are the presidential choices for Costa Rican voters. An ultraconservative preacher and a former labor minister see gay rights very differently.
Austria's top court has ruled that current laws are discriminatory and must be lifted by 2019. Same-sex couples have so far only been afforded "registered partnerships."
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