U.S. diplomat speaks at Costa Rica same-sex marriage conference

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Eric Catalfamo of the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, left, speaks at the opening of the Civil Marriage Equality Congress in San José, Costa Rica, on Nov. 9, 2017. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — An official with the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica on Thursday stressed the U.S. continues to support the rights of LGBT and intersex people around the world.

“Our government has a strong commitment to support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people,” said Eric Catalfamo at the opening of the Civil Marriage Equality Congress that is taking place at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in the Costa Rican capital of San José.

Catalfamo, who spoke on behalf of U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day, said the embassy continues to work with Costa Rican LGBT rights advocates.

He noted embassy personnel took part in San…

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