Movements representing the GLBTI community (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex), insisted, to the Constituent Assembly, for a reform to the articles that establish the sex of the people in the identity card.
Diane Rodriguez, of the group Silhouette X, said the card should only include the place of birth, identity number, fingerprints, names, and ensures that the state “invades” the privacy of individuals, “even the sexual one, recognized in the Constitution. ”
Paola Pabon, Assembly member of Alianza Pais, endorsed the request and acknowledged that the issue generates divided positions on the bench, but the ruling group supports it. Pabon hosted the criteria to eliminate the level of education on the identity card, so that all are equal.
Elizabeth Vasquez, Transgender Project Coordinator, explained that to avoid contradictions, the sex should be determined in the birth certificate, as “it is more confusing to use identity cards that do not represent the people.”