David and Guido have been together for over a decade. And soon, they could become the very first same-sex couple to have their relationship legally recognized in Bolivia. But they need your help!
In October 2018, David and Guido tried to register their relationship as a Free Union (which, according to Bolivian law, has the same effects as civil marriage, or a civil union). But when the time came for the Civic Registration Service to actually register their union… They just refused to do it.
That started a legal battle. In July 2020, they had great news: the Second Constitutional Chamber of La Paz, in the capital of Bolivia, issued a resolution that would allow the formal recognition of David and Guido's relationship as a registered and certified Free Union!
All was looking very promising until it was time to go to the Civic Registration Service, and they – once more – refused to comply and register the Union.
The Service even requested that the Bolivian Constitutional Court suspend the resolution, so they could continue denying equal rights to David and Guido – and to all same-sex couples!
This decision is now in the hands of the country's Constitutional Justice.
The Second Constitutional Chamber should order the Civic Registration Service to act in accordance with the resolution.
If they do so and recognize David and Guido's union, it will create an important precedent for the equality of LGBT+ people in Bolivia!
Sign the petition and tell Bolivia: civil unions are for everyone!
This is a campaign of the Comunidad de Derechos Humanos Bolivia.