A constitutional right to parity for s/s couples … in Ecuador

by on July 29, 2008  •  In Family law

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Ecuador's draft constitution, which promises "socialism for the 21st century" and expands the powers of the country's leftist president, has been approved by a majority of the National Assembly.

The constitution, the Andean nation's 20th, now goes to a national referendum Sept. 28.

Ninety-four of the 130 Assembly members backed the document sought by President Rafael Correa, the BBC reported.

Its 444 articles include a provision that same-sex unions be afforded the same rights as heterosexual marriages.

UPDATE: The new constitution was approved by voters.

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