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Ecuador: lesbians claim respect to their sexual orientation.

in ECUADOR, 11/09/2010

The femenine sports and cultural club ‘Guipuzcoa’, that participates in the indoor football championship from the ligue "La Floresta", of Quito, and that accepts the lesbianism in their members, asks to respect their Sports's sexual orientation.

The femenine sports and cultural club ‘Guipuzcoa’, that participates in the indoor football championship from the ligue "La Floresta", of Quito, and that accepts the lesbianism in their members, asks to respect their Sports's sexual orientation.

The team asked through a demand the Protection Action so a sanction thats against them will be removed, by supposted obscene acts performed by two female players.

The case its in charge of Fourth Judge of Penal Guarantees of Pichincha, Raúl Martínez,  and has a record of afection manifestation that two female players manifested at the end of a football match, by kissing and leave the field holding hands.

Record
Karen Barba Acosta, in the role of common attorney of 13 allready mentioned sports club,  sponsored by the lawyer Azucena Soledispa Toro, esposed that alittle over a year they were participating in the indoor football championship in the ligue La Floresta, but that on July 22nd 2009 the Extraordinary Assembly of the ligue imposed a sanction of a calendar year by supposted obscene acts when two female teammates kissed in response to the persecution and discrimination that they've been object because of their sexual orientation.

Followed act, they appeal the desition of the Federation of Sports Ligues Neighborhoods and Parish of Quinto, that was accepted after eight months, pointing that will not be acted on the sanction, because of missing express typing of the infraction en the respective Regulation of the ligue La Floresta, however when the club ‘Guipuzcoa’ asked the re-enrollment to continue in the competition, it was denied.

Legislation
The petitioners argue that they are being discriminated by their sexual orientation , wich goes against of the expressed in the Article 88 of the Constitution.

They add that if these afection manifestation would have happend between heterosexual people, they would not apply a sanction on it and either the en-rollment would be denyed

Besides, they argue that the recomendation that the Committee on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination against Womenducen, about the minories of sexual orientation, was made to the State in their session from October 20th to November 7th 2008.


The respondent's reply

The president of the ligue La Floresta, Juan Torres Cando, via his defensor lawyer, Félix Zambrano, responded that the actions use and abuse of what determines the Constitution, demostrate frequent their personal afection to their respective couple, through kisses, hugs and petting their intimate parts.

He confesses that this afetion manifestations are performed in the grandstand of the field wiche its visited by children, adolecents and adults of both genders.

In another part of his intervention, justify that the terms "mariconas"° its not ofensive because it doesnt not appear in the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Language Academy and that the epithet "tortilleras"° refers to a woman dedicated to make tortillas.

°.-Refers to an spanish insult for lesbians.

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