Equal marriage rights in the Ecuador courts

The group “Todopormis Hijos” is awaiting the final decision of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador (CCE) on equal marriage.Braulio Alvarez, lawyer and representative of the group, explained that the CCE will decide whether or not an opinion given to Costa Rica by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) in 2007 is binding. The hearing was held last week; the CCE is now considering whether the pronouncement of the IACHR obliges Ecuador to recognize that two people of the same sex marry.In previous judicial proceedings, including those that have been given in the Court of Justice of Azuay, the judgements…

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