Cuban draft constitution passes without reference to marriage equality

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12/23/2018

Cuban lawmakers have unanimously passed a revised draft of a new constitution after a reference to marriage equality was removed. The draft had initially contained a statement in Article 68 that marriage is a union of ‘two people… with absolutely equal rights and obligations’. However, the amendment was removed from the draft earlier this week following protests by conservative and religious groups. The approved version will now go to a popular vote on 24 February. The current draft has removed all definitions of marriage. While this means that same-sex marriages are entirely not off the table, it does not come with the symbolic backing of having been approved by parliament.

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