“For the first time in Ecuador’s history, a legal institution has ruled that banning same-sex marriage is illegal.
Last week, two separate judges ruled the ban violates the human rights of LGBTI people.
Judges in the Family, Women, Children and Adolescents Court ruled in favor of two lesbian couples. The Civil Registry office had rejected the couples’s marriage license applications.
In two separate hearings Judges Iliana Vallejo and Ruth Alvarez ruled the Civil Registry must ‘immediately’ allow the women to get married.
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