Life after equal marriage in Cuba International

Life after equal marriage in Cuba | International

Since September, when the referendum on the family code in Cuba was concluded, 75 marriages of same-sex couples have been registered in the country. For the newlyweds, the change went beyond the law and reflects a slow but progressive transformation in society’s thinking.

The same government carried out an overwhelming campaign in favor of the referendum, with commercials flooding television, radio and newspapers, all of them under state control.

According to the government, at least half of the island’s inhabitants participated in the discussion sessions prior to the vote.

For activists, the step Cuba took is significant, but not final. They demand, among other measures, the creation of a gender protection law that guarantees the rights of the transgender community in the country.

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