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Costa Rica, Joe Biden and Asian business

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Costa Rica courts mandate marriage equality in 18 months

Costa Rica’s top court has ruled that the country’s legislature must pass a law permitting same-sex marriage within 18 months, but activists say they will fight to bring equal marriage the country even sooner. [La Nacion]

Report: Gay organizing banned around the world

Just over half of countries around the world allow LGBT organizations to function without government censure or harassment, according to a new report. [Reuters]

LGBT activists beaten in Armenia

An Armenian LGBT group says nine activists were beaten by a crowd of 30 last week. Two were hospitalized. [The Washington Blade]

Conservative Asia challenges international business on LGBT issues

Conservative backlash against LGBT progress is making it difficult for LGBT-friendly businesses to retain talent in Asia, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

Joe Biden launches family acceptance campaign

Former vice-president of the United States Joe Biden, along with singer Cindy Lauper and football player Wade Davis, launched a new campaign to promote family acceptance of LGBT children. [ABC]