Costa Rica, the first country in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage
Costa Rica has become the first country in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage and the 28th UN state to recognize such unions.
'Costa Rica celebrates today! Marriage equality has become a reality in the country - the first in Central America! We rejoice with you: congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make this happen! '', Wrote the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in a message posted on Twitter.
The Constitutional Court of Costa Rica ruled in August 2018 that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gave Parliament 18 months to legalize these unions, otherwise the provision would have automatically become null and void.
"This change will bring a significant social and cultural transformation of the country," said President Carlos Alvarado Quesada.
Putin complained about the Rainbow ice cream. The head of the Union of Women of Russia saw LGBT propaganda in it
The head of the Union of Women of Russia, Ekaterina Lakhova, asked Vladimir Putin to instruct Roskomnadzor to check the advertising of “rainbow” ice cream. This is written by the Telegram channel "Rise".
“Yes, we should not have propaganda. But today we have billboards hanging rainbow-colored, these beautiful colors. It seems to be imperceptible, with beautiful words. Or they advertise ice cream, which is also called "Rainbow", ”said Lakhova.
According to the head of the Union of Women of Russia, “rainbow” ice cream, like any other product with the image of a rainbow, “makes our children get used to the color, the flag, which was hung out at the embassy.
Vladimir Putin answered Lakhova’s request that if the pictures on the packages really “propagandize” homosexuality, then they need to be controlled, “but not aggressively.”
Formerly Inc. He said that a transgender woman from St. Petersburg sued almost 1.85 million rubles from the employer for illegal dismissal.
President Donald Trump was taken to a White House bunker for shelter Friday night when protesters around the White House began to become violent. The information was also confirmed by a White House official, as well as by a law enforcement source.
The atmosphere in the White House was tense on Friday as protesters gathered at the gate, shouted at the president and even threw stones and bottles. At one point, worried about the president's safety, Secret Service agents quickly took the White House chief to an underground bunker that was also used during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is unclear what alerted him. agencies in charge of guarding the president. On Friday night, violent protesters managed to briefly break into the Treasury Department, whose headquarters are located near the White House.
Donald Trump sat in the bunker for less than an hour, after which he was taken upstairs. In the end, the agents decided that the president was not really in danger.
First Lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron Trump, also accompanied the president to the bunker, according to the security protocol. The Emergency Operations Center is located underground in the eastern wing of the White House.
What is certain is that the next day, Saturday, the president had on Twitter some threatening messages addressed to the protesters, some finding the language used by Donald Trump really shocking.
On the other hand, scared by the protests, Melania Trump would have decided at the last moment not to come on Saturday night with the president at the Kennedy Space Center to see the launch of the SpaceX mission.
The president did not appear in public on Sunday, preferring to fight on Twitter with his critics, although, he was advised to address the nation in a televised message and told him that the messages transmitted on the social network only pour more gas over the fire.
In honor of the month of support for the LGBT community, global automakers have changed logos. Supported the action of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep and Toyota.
In particular, the German automobile company BMW said it did not recognize discrimination by origin, color, nationality, gender, religion, disability or age. That is why a logo appeared in the brand’s social networks, where instead of a gray background, a rainbow flag appeared in the background.
Following BMW, the logo in social networks was replaced by Mercedes-Benz. The company also made a rainbow flag from its cars.
Toyota limited itself to posting photos in its LGBT accounts, and Jeep posted short videos with gay men.