Unión de hecho será estado civil
La aprobación del proyecto del Código Civil viene con varios cambios. Uno de ellos es la legalización del quinto estado civil: la unión de hecho.
Union will indeed be state civil
The approval of the draft Civil Code comes with several changes. One is the legalization of civil status fifth: the union.
The country has the figure of single, married, widowed and divorced. If the Executive approves, the union will indeed be a complementary data of marital status, to one of them.
In the recent project is established law marriage as “a stable and monogamous union between two people.”
In the current legislation says “between a man and a woman”.
In August 2014, through a resolution, the Registry established him as complementary data, which allowed gay couples to register.
Moreover, for that status is recognized no longer have to spend two years of cohabitation, as stipulated at present, but will be by the time the couple decides.
Reactions. Mauro Andino, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said that establishing this new category of civil state guarantees equal obligations and similar to marriage rights.
“If a company is consolidated assets, at the present time with the union in fact there are problems, but today, rising as a new civil status, has almost the same consequences as marriage,” Andino said.
Ramiro Aguilar, independent assemblyman, said that Ecuador does not have the courage to approve gay marriage. “Then give ten thousand times and law marriage as a civil state is created. This does not solve the real issue, that people of the same sex are looking to have a ratio equal than others, “said Aguilar.
The LGBTI community celebrates this is legalized. Diane Rodriguez, Silueta X organization, recalled that it was one of the main struggles of groups and was achieved based on dialogue with the government.