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Cuba Prepares to Legalize Same-Sex Marriages

Cuba Prepares to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It's a huge change from the beginning of the Castro era.

According to the Huffington Post, the new draft of Cuba's constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage. This would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in LGBT rights. Many gays were sent to correctional labor camps in the early years of Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, which Castro later apologized for. Over the past decade, Communist-run Cuba has progressed on LGBT rights, approving gender confirmation operations and banning workplace discrimination. Cuba's new constitution will replace the 1976 Soviet-era Magna Carta. The draft defines matrimony as between two individuals rather than between a man and a woman.

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