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June 17, 2012

Thousands of Costa Rican LGBTs and their supporters have taken to the streets to protest the appointment of a Human Rights Commission president who actively opposes gay rights

Thousands of LGBT Costa Ricans and their supporters took to the streets of San Jose on Saturday morning in what they called a March of the Invisibles to protest for the rights of marginalised people and to ensure the separation of church and state in the country.

The march was the culmination of an online campaign which saw 15,000 people sign a petition calling on the president of Costa Rica’s Human Rights Commission, Justo Orozco, to resign.

June 14, 2012

Pastor Justo Orozco, leader of Costa Rica's human rights committee, has 'evidence' that being gay can be reversed

The leader of Costa Rica's human rights commission publicly claimed homosexuality is a sin that can be cured.

Justo Orozco, a Protestant minister and legislator, told national newspaper La Prensa: 'Unfortunately I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible,' said Orozco.

'I have evidence. Here in churches in the province of Heredia I know someone like that who became straight.'

In fact most scientists and leading health bodies agree that gay 'cure' therapy does not work and can actually do serious damage.