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Puerto Rico Drops Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
The government of Puerto Rico announced March 20 it will no longer defend the U.S. territory's ban on same-sex marriage.

Easy Breezy: A Puerto Rico Beach Getaway

By Kristi Eaton | Feb 25
Sometimes you just need a quick trip to the beach. For American without a passport, Puerto Rico offers all the comforts of domestic travel along with Caribbean beaches and Latin culture.

Appeal Sought in Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Danica Coto | Oct 23
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
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

AIDS | By EDGE | Sep 16
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Danica Coto | Mar 26
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

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

Puerto Rico to Debate New Gay Rights, Gender Bills

INTERNATIONAL | By Danica Coto | Aug 14
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

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

Puerto Rico Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

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

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