• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

History

Homosexual activity in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Nov 27, 1997)
Legal
Article 516 of the code which criminalizes homosexual activity (from 4-8 years imprisonment) was repealed in 1997.
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Same-sex marriage in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Oct 20, 2008)
Civil unions
Although marriage is still defined as a union between a man and a woman, article 68 of the 2008 constitution also state:
The stable and monogamous union between two persons without any other marriage ties who have a common-law home, for the lapse of time and under the conditions and circumstances provided for by law, shall enjoy the same rights and obligations of those families bound by formal marriage ties.
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Right to change legal gender in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Feb 4, 2016)
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2016, transgender persons are allowed to change their birth name and gender identity (instead of the sex assigned at birth) on legal documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Oct 20, 2008)
Single only
Under article 68 of the 2008 constitution, adoption is explicitly only grated to different-sex unions. Singles can still apply for adoption.
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LGBT discrimination in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Jun 5, 1998)
Illegal
In the 1998 constitution, article 23.3 extended discrimination protection to sexual orientations. In its 2008 constitution included gender identity in its protection in article 11.2
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Jun 5, 1998)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under article 11.2
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Apr 20, 2015)
Sexual orientation only
In 2015, a labor reform made it illegal for employers to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ecuador

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Nov 27, 1997)
Equal
The age of consent in Ecuador is 14, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. (Penal Code, Art 512)
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ecuador

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Ecuador

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Current status
(since Nov 5, 2016)
Banned
government there just started cracking down
Sources:
No
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