“It was a historic week. Honestly, it’s a week that took too long to arrive in the United States,” Haney told a group of reporters Tuesday afternoon, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. “It’s part of who we are as a nation.” The newly arrived U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica,S. Fitzgerald Haney, said that the U.S. Embassy in San José would remain at the “forefront” of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues during his term.The Nashville, Tennessee native Stafford Fitzgerald Haney gave his first press conference Tuesday after presenting his credentials to Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González. He arrived in Costa Rica with his family on Sunday.In addition to LGBT issues, Haney addressed the United States and Costa Rica’s long history and mutual cooperation on climate change, security and economic development. Presentación de las copias de las Cartas Credenciales del Sr. Stafford Fitzgerald Haney @usembassysjo @mgonzalezsanz pic.twitter.com/paR7q4uFcj— CRcancilleria (@CRcancilleria) June 30, 2015 Haney’s flight was landing as a group from the embassy including Consul General Margaret Pride marched in San José’s pride parade on Sunday.“The Untied States Embassy in Costa Rica was once again at the Diversity March,” tweeted the embassy.Haney thanked President Barack Obama for nominating him to care for one of the United States’ most “important, enduring and stable” relationships in Latin America.The ambassador called Costa Rica a regional leader and said that the United States could take some pointers from the Central American nation on climate change prevention and environmental protection. Security, economic development, the fight against drug trafficking, energy and the environment are all areas for cooperation between the countries, he said.Said the new ambassador: “A safe, prosperous and sustainable Costa Rica benefits the citizens of both our countries.”See: PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s pride marchers hopeful after US gay marriage decision Facebook Comments Related posts:For the last time: The US does not have an Army base in Costa Rica, embassy says White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism Costa Rican court upholds gay rights in professional associations Costa Rica grants first gay common-law marriage in Central America Un año más la Embajada de Estados Unidos en #CostaRica estuvo presente en la #MarchaDeLaDiversidad pic.twitter.com/kjWnisMuaM— US Embassy San Jose (@usembassysjo) June 29, 2015
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 3 Comments Share @tstace215_116 easily the best baseball team in Philly— Jesse Parker (@TheJayKid13) October 8, 2017 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 29 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact @adam_folk26 the best baseball team in Philly— Matt Duffy (@matthewduffy_0) October 8, 2017 It’s Gone. 😂 #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/KDScLmpPwR— NFL (@NFL) October 8, 2017Thank you, NFL, for making football a little more fun.When the league got rid of its rules against choreographed celebrations before the 2017 season, it was expected to take away petty flags. It’s also led to amazing things like this.Cardinals fans didn’t enjoy a 59-yard touchdown catch and run by Eagles wideout Torrey Smith that put Philadelphia ahead 21-0 near the end of the first quarter on Sunday, but they should be able to appreciate the thought put into his celebration. Top Stories Better than the phillies— Austin Sherwood (@austin_sherwood) October 8, 2017 Phillies could have used him— arturo (@archurops) October 8, 2017 Philadelphia Eagles’ Torrey Smith, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Pitcher Nelson Agholor hung a curveball, and Smith smashed a home run that catcher Alshon Jeffery and ump Carson Wentz could appreciate.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)This got a good reception on Twitter.It also led to a bunch of people insulting the Phillies.