Is same-sex marriage legal in Ecuador

No, but same-sex civil unions are legal.

On October 21, 2008, the country of Ecuador adopted a new Constitution. That new Constitution explicitly bans same-sex marriage, but legalizes same-sex civil unions. By definition, those civil unions have the same rights and responsibilities as marriages, except that the adoption of children is limited to opposite-sex couples.

The Constitution was implemented in September 2009, with the first civil union taking place in October 2009.

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