Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Conde Vidal v. Rius Armendariz

What's Happening:

On March 25, 2014, a same-sex couple in Puerto Rico filed a federal lawsuit seeking legal respect for their marriage license in Puerto Rico. Article 68 of the Civil Code in Puerto Rico denies same-sex couples the freedom to marry or respect for legal marriage licenses. The lawsuit urges the judge to strike down Article 68.

Case Background:

The lawsuit is filed by Ada Mercedes Conde Vidal, a leader of a human rights organization in Puerto Rico, and her wife Ivonne Alvarez Velez. The women married in Massachusetts in 2004 and are now seeking respect for their marriage where they live, in Puerto Rico.

(Thanks to Equality Case Files for legal documents, Below)

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