The Constitution of Parguay. Chapter IV About Family Rights [L1.2]
Article 49 About Protection of the Family. The family is the foundation of society. Its comprehensive protection will be promoted and guaranteed. This comprises the stable union of a man and a woman, their children, and the community formed with any of the ancestors or their descendants.
Article 50 About the Right To Constitute a Family. Everyone has the right to constitute a family, in a formation and development under which a man and a woman will have the same rights and obligations.
Article 51 About Legal Marriages and the Effects of Marriage-Like Partnership
(1) The law will establish the formalities to be observed for the marriage between a man and a woman, the requirements for contracting it, and the causes for separation or dissolution and its effects, as well as property management provisions and other rights and obligations between spouses.
(2) A marriage-like partnership between a man and a woman, having no legal impediments to getting married and being characterized by stability and monogamy, produces a similar effect to that of a legal marriage, in accordance with the provisions established by law.
Article 52 About the Union in Marriage. The union in marriage by a man and woman is one of the fundamental factors in the formation of a family.
In July 2010, it was reported that gay marriage was being considered but unlikely to eventuate [R1.1]