http://news.msn.com/world/costa-rica-may-have-legalized-gay-civil-unions "Conservative Costa Rican lawmakers are getting a lesson in the importance of reading the fine print. They were mortified on Friday after realizing that they may have accidentally approved language making same-sex unions legal when they passed a piece of legislation this week. President Laura Chinchilla on late Thursday signed the bill governing social services and marriage regulations for young people. The mostly conservative members of Congress didn't notice that the final version of the bill had changed earlier language that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman." Now, this should be a lesson on a couple of levels: 1. READ WHAT YOU SIGN. ALWAYS. 2. Seems that the plague of elected officials that can't be bothered to read stuff all the way through is not just here in the US. 3. The buck stops with a President and THEY should be reading what they're signing, too, and not just holding a ceremony or something. They are just as responsible as the idiots in the chambers who didn't read it either.