Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights

Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to social media last week to ask his fans to help spread the word.

The bills signed in Puerto Rico made us reflect on where LGBT rights stand in areas of Latin America:

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