Legalizing gay marriage was a major campaign promise by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who took office in May.
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The acting attorney general has a public record spanning more than a decade that concerns a number of LGBTQ advocates.
Jeff Rohrer, who played in the NFL from 1982 to 1987, will marry Joshua Ross this weekend.
The decision comes after a Tanzanian official last month announced an anti-gay crackdown in the capital city of Dar es Salaam.
No Gays Allowed, a provocative new campaign, is shining a spotlight on the conservative legal group, which it says is waging "war" on LGBTQ people.