Cuba to hold landmark referendum on same-sex marriage and adoption

The recent marriage equality development comes nearly three years after citizens approved a new draft of the country’s constitution – which featured the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Cuba announced a landmark referendum updating its family code concerning same-sex marriage and adoption. On 22 July, the country’s National Assembly approved an expansive LGBTQ+ update to their current family code.

Under the proposed regulations, gay marriage would be legalized and same-sex couples would be able to adopt.

The new code would also offer more protections for children and guarantee more rights for women.

According to a report from The Washington Post, the new updates were debated across several different communities earlier this year.

As a result of the open conversations, 62% of citizens voted in favor . . .

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