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Appeal Sought in Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case

By Danica Coto | Thursday Oct 23, 2014
A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans.

Judge Upholds Puerto Rico's Gay Marriage Ban

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 22, 2014
A federal judge upheld Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday even though a number of federal judges around the U.S. found states' gay marriage bans unconstitutional.

Puerto Rico To Become Center of HIV Vaccine Research

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
Governor Alejandro GarcĂ­a Padilla of Puerto Rico announced that the island will become a center for research and development for the generation of a prophylactic vaccine to fight HIV/AIDS.

Puerto Rican Lawyer Wants Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

By Danica Coto | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized in her home territory.

In Florida, Puerto Ricans Want Equality Back Home

By Laura Wides-Munoz | Monday Dec 2, 2013
Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state?

Puerto Rico to Debate New Gay Rights, Gender Bills

By Danica Coto | Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
Religious groups in Puerto Rico are protesting proposed laws that would allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt and would establish a public school curriculum examining gender issues including sexual orientation.

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bills For Gay Rights

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Puerto Rico’s governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.

Puerto Rico Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

By Danica Coto | Friday May 24, 2013
Legislators in Puerto Rico on Friday approved a heavily debated bill that outlaws employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.

Arrest for anti-gay Twitter threat in Puerto Rico

Monday May 20, 2013
An FBI spokesman says a man has been arrested in Puerto Rico for making a threat on Twitter to a well-known gay rights activist.

Spicing Up Summer at the San Juan Marriott

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
An iconic of San Juan’s Condado district, the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offers the perfect combination of rest, relaxation and Puerto Rican spirit.

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