Committee Reports

Amicus Brief, Petition arising from violations of petitioner’s rights under Articles 66, 22, and 67 of the Ecuadorian Constitution (Castellano)


The Vance Center for International Justice and the Committee on Inter-American Affairs filed a brief with the Constitutional Court of Ecuador in the matter of a petition by a same-sex couple, to present an analysis of court cases in the United States that have dealt with the rights of same-sex couples concerning their fitness as parents. The brief sets out that several countries and a number of political subdivisions in the United States have enacted laws, and several courts have ruled, to the effect that LGBTI people deserve access to the institution of marriage and the opportunity to build families. A scientific consensus has established that families of same-sex couples are equal, in all relevant categories, to families of heterosexual couples.