Cuba

LGBT Rights in Cuba


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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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

Cuba’s New Leader Brings Hope for Gay Rights

Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation. Now,…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2018

Cubans Show LGBTQ Pride with Flags and Dancing in Havana Parade

Salsa music blasted through the streets of Havana's Vedado neighborhood on Saturday as hundreds of people danced and waved rainbow flags during a march to mark the 11th annual Cuban Campaign against…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

LGBT Cubans Seek Asylum in the Netherlands

Two Cuban LGBT activists on Sunday asked for asylum in the Netherlands. Victor Manuel Dueñas, who founded an LGBT community center in the Cuban town of Santo Domingo, and his cousin, bought roundtrip…

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