The Washington Post

Cuba approves law change that opens door to gay marriage:


Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday approved a sweeping update of its family law, which opens the door to allowing gay marriage, greater women’s rights, and increased protection­s for children, the elderly and other family members. The new Families Code will be put to a referendum vote Sept. 25 after being debated in community meetings earlier this year, where organizers said 62 percent of participan­ts expressed their support. The new code would legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, allow same-sex couples to adopt children, and promote equal sharing of domestic responsibi­lities.

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