Talk:LGBT rights in Puerto Rico

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I thought I'd point out that...[edit]

Here in Puerto Rico, the youth and most young adults (below 40) are quite liberal when it comes to gay rights. In fact, homophobia is often frowned at by youths in their late teens and early twenties. The youth is also coming out earlier in school and finding quite a lot of acceptance or at least apathy. It must be pointed out that political parties aren't divided by liberal / conservative but by pro-statehood and pro-status quo, and thus people vote for those who support the Puerto Rican status they prefer which could lead to a socially conservative congress. Social issues were rarely discussed during the 2008 general elections campaign, instead economic issues and the Puerto Rican status were the main issues.

Most of the homophobia present is closer to "fear" or "uncomfort" rather than hate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.243.193.245 (talk) 22:32, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, phobia is defined as defined as a fear.THD3 (talk) 16:31, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Information at http://www.noticel.com/noticia/173620/en-paso-historico-gobierno-ahora-valida-el-matrimonio-gay.html[edit]

This link was provided by User:Einsteinboricua at File talk:Same-sex marriage in the United States.svg. Dustin (talk) 16:30, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

I read that as a prediction of what will happen this afternoon. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 17:27, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I think we should wait for corroboration. Ultimately, the First Circuit will rule, or else defer to SCOTUS. I don't think the Garcia Padilla administration can decide unilaterally to recognize out-of-jurisdiction same-sex marriages. -Kudzu1 (talk) 17:53, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Why not? West Virginia dropped its defense of its ban which, like Puerto Rico, was just a statute. Ultimately, it was due to being against 4th Circuit precedent and later on a federal court struck it down. Einsteinboricua (talk) 20:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

This isn't about what PR can or can't do. It's about what it did do today. It asked the Court to confirm its latest legal reasoning and to reverse its win in the lower court. Facts on the ground seem not to have changed. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 20:15, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

June 26, 2015 SCOTUS Ruling[edit]

Can someone who understands how this ruling about same-sex marriage in regard to the US Constitution affects Puerto Rican law please update the article with the relevant information? I'm afraid I don't quite understand if/how the US Constitution and rulings about it affect Puerto Rico, so I can't update it myself. --Thek826 (talk) 16:22, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

I live in PR and every federal law affects Puerto Rico. Our constitution as a territorry can't differ with federal laws. So Puerto Rico will have marriage equality too as a territorry that recieves and follow all federal laws. Federal laws apply to every state or territories — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.139.120.225 (talk) 16:44, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

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