Cuba legalises same-sex marriage

Cubans voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage during a national referendum.

Cuban voters approved a new family code that allows same-sex couple to marry in a historic national referendum.

About 66.9% of voters were in favour of the new family code and 33.1% voted against it. After the election, President Miguel Díaz-Canel celebrated the passage of the measure in a tweet: “Love is now the law.”

The new family code now also allows surrogate pregnancies. In addition, wider rights and protection for marginalised sectors, particularly the elderly, women, and children.

This reform is a result of decades-long effort of gay rights activists in Cuba. The government had also promoted the law through campaigns that include consultations across the country and the media.

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