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Gay Guide Caribbean - Puerto Rico
In June 2015 the overseas United States territory of Puerto Rico decided to allow same-sex marriage. After the Supreme Court ruling that brought same-sex marriage to all 50 states, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that Puerto Rico will follow suit. Puerto Rico is neither a state of the US, nor independent, but 'freely associated' with the US. The Puertoricans are US-citizens but they are not entitled to vote in US-elections. This political position 'in between' and considerable customs privileges ensure economical prosperity for this Caribbean island. Gay activities take place only in the capital, San Juan.
Cities in Caribbean - Puerto Rico
Name: Porto Rico
International country code: 1 787 or 939 (omit 1 from area code)
International access code: 011
Language: Spanish, English
Area: 8,959 km² / 3,435 sq mi.
Currency: 1 US Dollar (US$) = 100 Cents
Capital: San Juan
Religions: 72% Catholic
Climate: Tropical marine climate that is mild. Hurricane season (May-Nov). Tourist season Dec-Apr.
Important gay cities: San Juan