Cuba welcomes gay rights as progressive family code takes hold

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11/14/2022

Cuban Pedro Rafael Delgado, a 56-year-old accountant, saw his life change dramatically just days after Cuba approved a set of laws by referendum in September that allow gay marriage. For more than a decade, Delgado, who works at a Communist Party office, lived as “friends” with his 62-year-old partner, Adolfo Lopez. He lacked basic rights and felt shunned even by his own family because of his sexual preference. “Being gay was the embarrassment of the family and I always lived with that,” he told Reuters.

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