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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #32 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(31.5%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (68.5%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #42 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(52.7%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (17.8%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #38 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(44%) Disagree
Agree (28.3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Ecuador

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Homosexual activity in Ecuador is legal.

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Article 516 of the code which criminalizes homosexual activity (from 4-8 years imprisonment) was repealed in 1997.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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Same-sex marriage in Ecuador is civil unions.

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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Since Jul 8, 2019
Legal
Civil marriage between same-sex couples is already a right acquired in Ecuador. On the night of July 8, 2019, sentences 10-18-CN / 19 and 11-18-CN / 19 of the Constitutional Court were published in the Official Gazette.

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ecuador

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ecuador is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Ecuador, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Ecuador

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Right to change legal gender in Ecuador is legal, surgery not required.

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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LGBT discrimination in Ecuador

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LGBT discrimination in Ecuador is illegal.

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 employment discrimination in Ecuador

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ecuador is sexual orientation only.

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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LGBT housing discrimination in Ecuador

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ecuador is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jun 5, 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under article 11.2
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ecuador

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ecuador is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Same-sex adoption in Ecuador

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Same-sex adoption in Ecuador is single only.

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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Oct 20, 2008–Sep 1, 2018
Single only
Legalization pending. Because gay marriage just got legalized.
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Equal age of consent in Ecuador

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Equal age of consent in Ecuador is equal.

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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Blood donations by MSMs in Ecuador is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Ecuador

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Conversion therapy in Ecuador is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 5, 2014
Banned
government there just started cracking down.
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