Ecuador's Rafael Correa Opposes Transgender Bill As It Could Lead To Gay Marriage

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May 28, 2013

Just days into his second term as president, Ecuador's Rafael Correa has renounced his support for a transgender bill because it could lead to gay marriage. Speaking at a televised town hall forum, Correa said that the LGBT community should back down on its calls for marriage equality and be grateful for the advances made under his administration. “There is no other government, my friends, there is no other government that has done more for GLTBI groups than the government of the Civilian Revolution,” Correa said, according to a transcript provided by Blabbeando.com. “For example, the constitution recognizes civil unions. Right now two people of the same sex can live together, if one dies the other has inheritance rights. They have those rights because civil unions are recognized thanks to the Civilian Revolution.”