Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Saturday that gay couples in a civil union can include their status on national ID cards.
Under the Ecuador Constitution ratified in 2008, gay couples are recognized with civil unions, granting them all of the rights of marriage except for joint adoption. The document also reserves marriage for heterosexual couples.
Previously only the marriages of heterosexual couples could be listed on the state-issued identification document.
“Gays, lesbians, transgender and transsexual people have the full constitutional right to include their civil union on their ID card,” Correa said Saturday, the AFP reported.
“If there was any doubt about heterosexual or same-sex civil unions being put on national ID cards, there is none any more,” he added.
Correa, however, reiterated his opposition to marriage equality and gay parenting.
“I have never offered to support” same-sex marriage, the Roman Catholic president said.
by On Top Magazine Staff
Source – On Top Magazine