The President of Cuba says same-sex marriage is a great idea

Cuba's First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel queues at a polling station in Santa Clara, Cuba, during an election to ratify a new National Assembly, on March 11, 2018. Cubans vote to ratify a new National Assembly on Sunday, a key step in a process leading to the election of a new president, the first in nearly 60 years from outside the Castro family. The new members of the National Assembly will be tasked with choosing a successor to 86-year-old President Raul Castro when he steps down next month. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alejandro Ernesto (Photo credit should read ALEJANDRO ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Miguel Diaz-Canel says he totally supports legalizing same-sex marriages in his country. Speaking on TV Telesur, he said he was in support of recognizing marriage “between people without any restrictions”
and discrimination should not exist in any shape in Cuba. Cuba is in the process of updating its Soviet-era constitution, as part of a package of reforms intended to integrate Cuba into the modern society.The new charter is expected to include greater LGBT+ rights and an age limit on presidential terms, following the rule of Castros’ regime. According to state newspaper Granma, the new constitution would define marriage as a “voluntary and consensual union between two people without distinction of sex”. Even though it won’t mean same-sex marriages being fully legalized, but the doors will be opened for it. The landscape for LGBT+ rights has changed dramatically in Cuba in recent years, in part, due to a campaign by Mariela Castro, the daughter of Raul and the niece of Fidel.


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