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Cuba: referendum to legalize same-sex marriage


On the proposal of the Council of State, the consultation will take place on Sunday, September 25, said its secretary, Homero Acosta, during an ordinary session of Parliament, which approved the new regulations.

The Code was the subject of a broad popular consultation between January and April which led to the modification of nearly 48% of its text, according to the official media.

Mr Acosta specified that the referendum, which is restrictivewill be organized a week ago among nationals living outside the country.

It will be up to the sovereign people to make the final decisionbut we are convinced that when the time comes, the majority of the Cuban people will approve this revolutionary, inclusive and democratic codeadded Mr. Acosta.

He clarified that Cubans will have to answer only one question in the referendum: Do you agree with the Family Code?. The law will be approved if it gets% of valid votes cast at the ballot boxes”,”text”:”more than 50% of valid votes cast at the ballot boxes”}}”>more than 50% of the valid votes cast at the ballot box.

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In a Cuba still marked by machismo and homophobia, the Family Code, which will renew the law in force for 47 years, provides for the introduction of equal marriage, as well as the recognition of several fathers and mothers in addition to fathers and biological mothers and solidarity pregnancy or surrogacy.

This is a very exciting time for all our people, attached to the most advanced ideassaid MP Mariela Castro, daughter of ex-president Raul Castro and director of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), which has been promoting the fight for the rights of the LGBTI community for more than three decades.

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