Cuban President expresses support for the Family Code | News


The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, met with leaders, families and promoters of the approval in the legislative referendum of the new Family Code, whose vote will take place next Sunday, September 25.


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During the meeting, the Cuban president said that the debates that have taken place around the issue teach us to think more as a society.

The head of state highlighted the uniqueness of the legal document that will be submitted for consultation, based on the recognition of the existing plurality in Cuban families, without exclusions.

Likewise, a set of activities have been developed on the island in support of the new Code, which has had the participation of parliamentarians, members of the LGTBIQ+ community, popular educators, experts, groups and institutions.

As Joel Suárez, a researcher at the Martin Luther King Memorial Center, told the international multiplatform Telesur, the Code integrates all past and current rights that Cuban society has been building.

“The rights that we now have for everyone do not mutilate the rights that we have, others that were previously conquered, and much less religious freedoms, freedom of belief, and from them preach the vision that we have of religious faith,” Suárez stressed.

For her part, the member of the Network of Lesbian and Bisexual Women of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), specified that among the benefits of the new Code is the respect on the part of society for the decisions of homosexual couples to become parents. .

Likewise, the member of the Faith for Cuba Network, of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of the Havana municipality of Marianao, Zayra Arroyo, indicated that the new legislation will solidify the rights of older women and women with disabilities.

However, there are sectors in Cuban society that are still conservative, however, for psychologist Patricia Ares, the changes that have occurred in families are an example of the diverse and transgressive ways of loving, raising children and configuring a new social reality.

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