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LGBTI Rights in Cuba


ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

This Rainbow-Loving American LGBT Activist Has Been Denied Entry by Cuba’s Government

Michael was in Cuba last May for Idahot, and he’d arrived on a mission: With literally hundreds of rainbow trinkets in tow — rainbow and trans flags, bracelets and stickers — he…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

Almost 80% of Cubans support LGBTI + rights: The figures that nobody mentioned

With inexplicable delay, a few days after the referendum of the new Constitution of Cuba, an official study was published with statistical evidence of popular support for the rights of LGBTI +…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Removal of marriage from new Cuba constitution divides LGBTI community

The LGBTI+ community remains divided after the National Assembly modified the marriage amendment in the draft of the new constitution. Part of it defends the yes vote and supports the official campaign,…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Cuban draft constitution passes without reference to marriage equality

Cuban lawmakers have unanimously passed a revised draft of a new constitution after a reference to marriage equality was removed. The draft had initially contained a statement in Article 68 that marriage…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2018

Marriage amendment removed from new Cuba constitution

The Cuban government on Tuesday announced the draft of the country’s new constitution will not contain an amendment that would have extended marriage rights to same-sex couples. Hatzel Vela, a Havana-based reporter…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2018

Same-sex Marriage: is Cuba Using it to ‘pinkwash’ Other Oppressive Policies?

Cuba will revise its constitution in 2019 – and one of the biggest topics under debate is Article 68, which proposes legalising same-sex marriage. By legalising same-sex marriage, and not just civil partnerships,…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

In Rare Cuban Campaign, Churches Are Advocating Against Same-Sex Marriage

Cuban evangelical churches are collecting signatures to petition against a proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to gay marriage, as part of an unusually strong nongovernmental political campaign for the Communist-run island.…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Cuban President Backs Legalizing Same-sex Marriage

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said he supports a constitutional change to legalize same-sex marriage. The Cuban leader made the remarks to Venezuela-based Telesur Sunday. "The approach of recognizing marriage between two people,…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2018

Catholic Church in Cuba Opposes Gay Marriage

Cuba's Catholic Church is calling on Cubans to reject a plan to legalize gay marriage. Under the country's proposed new constitution, marriage would be defined as between "two people" rather than between…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2018

Cuba’s New Constitution Would Allow Same-sex Marriages

The new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island’s LGBT community. The document’s Article 68 would…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

Cuba’s Draft Constitution Opens Path to Gay Marriage

LGBTI rights activists in Cuba supported the proposal with posters reading "I am in favour of Cuban design " showing different family configurations including same-sex unions. The draft of Cuba's new constitution…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Gay Marriage Does Not Fit in a Communist Country, Cuban Evangelicals Say

Five Evangelical churches in Cuba say they oppose same-sex marriage because the ideology of gender is totally foreign to Cuban culture or “the historic leaders of the Revolution.” The Evangelical League of…

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