According to the 2006 Canadian Census - the only time the gov- ernment has collected data spe- cifically counting same-sex married couples there were nearly 15,000 married homosexuals in the country. If President Lula can successfully urge Congress to pass a national partnership law, his work will represent the zenith of equality rights in Latin America.\n On July 24, the Constituent Assembly of Ecuador presented a new constitution which included a non-discrimination clause about sexual orientation and grants civil-unionized same-sex ? artners similar rights as those given to married heterosexual couples.
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