Ecuador’s highest court legalizes same-sex marriage

(CNN)Ecuador’s highest court has ruled to recognize same-sex marriage, marking a watershed moment for LGBTQ rights in the Catholic-majority country. The National Assembly will then introduce — and pass — a bill that will modify the country’s current marriage law from its current definition as a union between a man and a woman only. ‘The right side of history’ The case was brought to the constitutional court by two same-sex couples who had petitioned for the right to marry. On Wednesday, LGBTQ activists and supporters outside the courthouse hailed the celebration as a victory for a movement that has long campaigned for equal marriage rights. Same-sex marriage advocate Pamela Troya, who had been denied a license to marry her partner, …