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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.”

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