Cuba: New Constitution Paves Way for Marriage Equality

HeadlineJul 23, 2018

And Cuba’s National Assembly has approved a new draft constitution that would pave the way for marriage equality. The document would define marriage as a “consensual union of two people, regardless of gender.” This is Mariela Castro, daughter of former President Raúl Castro and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education.

Mariela Castro: “As in the constitution, marriage was established for heterosexuals, based on heteronormativity, and so I think we have the right to place another vision of marriage that’s much more inclusive, that guarantees rights that up 'til now we haven't guaranteed. And something I say to a lot of people: Giving rights to someone doesn’t mean taking them away from those who already have them.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop