Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Historic Vote

Cuba has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a National referendum.

Reports say about two-thirds of the Population voted to approve reforms in a new family code, which will also allow surrogate pregnancies and give gay couples the right to adopt children.

It marked a big moment for Cuba, which saw gay people persecuted and sent to work camps in the 1960s and 1970s.

However, there was significant opposition to the reforms among religions groups and conservatives.

The Referendum yesterday was for a new family Code, which is a one hundred page document that went through more than two dozen drafts and hours of debate in Community-Level Meetings.

Speaking as he voted yesterday, the Country’s President, Miguel Diaz-Canel said he expected most of the population would vote yes and that the new code reflected the diversity of people, families and beliefs.

However, many in Cuba still oppose the step including evangelical churches and other non-religious conservatives.

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