The General Directorate of Civil Registry and Identification, issued on Friday Resolution 0174, which accepted the amendment.
Representatives of the GLBTI community had a lunch with President Rafael Correa on Monday. In this meeting, they requested the President for their constitutional rights to be respected, among which was the non-registration of unions.
“It’s a big step,” said the President of the X Silhouette Association, Diane Rodriguez. “It makes us feel, now, citizens, we can form our unions and legalize them”.
The Equal Civil Marriage group, said that this would be a “huge step forward”, but they will continue to fight for the “other debts of the Citizen Revolution with the LGBTI populations”.