All about same sex marriage in Ecuador

Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage


The human beings male and female both are creation of god but in both creations the relationships between the male and female is unique and mutually responsible as emphasized and celebrated. Our creator says this creation is nothing but union of two souls as we also called marriage as the union of one male and one female in a bond that endures throughout in their present lives.  According Scriptures our union of male and female is all direction of God for human life and families; with passage of time new concept or we can say new relation come into existence that what we called same sex marriage.

Now what is same sex marriage?  

Same-sex marriage, the practice of marriage between two men or between two women as between two men and women it clearly suggest of same sex. In most countries of the world this same-sex marriage has been regulated through law, religion, and custom as these legal and social responses have ranged from celebration on the one hand to criminalization on the other. 

Some have argued that same-sex unions were recognized by the Roman Catholic Church  in medieval Europe, on other hand some have disputed this claim.

Recent Ecuador move

In Ecuador’s top court five of nine judges ruled in favor of two gay couples who sued after their request to be married were denied by the country’s civil registry.

Ecuador follows Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay in allowing same-sex marriages in Latin America

Article 67 of Ecuador’s constitution, which has been in place since 2008, states that “marriage is the union between a man and a woman,” and Article 68 says that union between two persons without any other marriage ties that is stable and monogamous” will have the same rights as a married couple, except the right to adopt. 

In its 5-4 ruling last month, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court found that discrimination against same-sex marriage in Ecuador violates a 2018 advisory opinion by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which held that members of the Organization of American States must allow same-sex couples to legally marry.

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court, view that the IACHR’s 2018 ruling is fully binding on Ecuador and takes precedence over national law. The justices also says that while Article 67 of the constitution recognizes the fundamental rights of heterosexual marriage, though does not exclude same-sex marriage. 

 However there are now 20 countries, the Netherlands in 2001 became the first country that opens civil marriage to same-sex couples.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights In 2018 issued an advisory opinion on the interpretation of the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights in respect of marriage equality and actions towards eliminating discrimination and achieving marriage equality are needed.

 Was this move is favorable?

Despite the recent milestones, LGBT rights seem cautioned as significant global challenges remain.

Conservatives around social issues, particularly religious conservatives, take progress on LGBT rights as a threat to their belief system

In Ecuador well know very influential church which led much of the opposition to same-sex marriage. Ecuador always seems to largely homophobic and also Trans phobic society, as seen in abusive practices against LGBTQ persons which includes “corrective” rape and other forms of physical violence.

It is rare that someone will be criminally charged for assaulting an LGBT individual. Thus, it would be difficult for LGBT individuals facing queer phobic violence to publicly get married and seek familial or public recognition for their marriage. For indigenous individuals in communities that continue to oppose same-sex marriage, they face being cast out of their communities and being physically punished through communal justice systems. 

Talking about share of Americans who favor same sex-marriage grew steadily for most of the last decade, but public support has leveled off in the last few years. As around four-in-ten U.S. adults favored allowing gays and lesbians to wed in 2009, a share that rose to 62% in 2017. But views are largely unchanged over the last few years as six-in-ten Americans support same-sex marriage.Although support in the U.S. for same-sex marriage has increased among nearly all demographic groups, there are still sizable demographic and partisan divides.  For example, today, 79% of Americans who are religiously unaffiliated favor same-sex marriage, among white evangelical Protestants; however, only 29% favor same-sex marriage. Still, this is roughly double the level (15%) in 2009.


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