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First murder of transgender woman in El Salvador this year reported

Editor’s note: The Washington Blade published a Spanish version of this article on Sunday. Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador — A transgender woman was found dead in El Salvador on Jan. 17. The body of Briyit Michelle Alas, 22, was found in the Santa Margarita 2 neighborhood of Ciudad Delgado. She was not immediately identified because… Read more »

El Salvador’s Supreme Court Blocks Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

El Salvador’s Supreme Court has blocked a change to the nation’s constitution that would bar same-sex marriage. According to the AP, the nation’s highest court blocked lawmakers from ratifying the measure. The constitutional change would recognize marriage as a heterosexual union and prohibit same-sex couples from adopting children. For the measure to become law, it… Read more »

An incredible court ruling just ordered 16 countries to make same-sex marriage legal

A landmark court ruling has ordered 16 new countries to make same-sex marriage legal. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights reached a decision today on a marriage equality petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis. 20 countries agreed to follow the court’s rulings when they signed the American Convention on… Read more »