Cubans will vote on Sunday in a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriage and surrogate pregnancies, which experts say could turn into an opportunity to voice opposition against the government. Photo: AFP
Cubans will vote on Sunday in a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriage and surrogate pregnancies, which experts say could turn into an opportunity to voice opposition against the government. Photo: AFP

Cuba to hold referendum on same-sex marriage, surrogate pregnancies, signalling shift away from machismo culture

  • If approved, new family code would replace a law in effect since 1975 and define marriage as a union between two people, rather than a man and a woman
  • Law would be one of the most progressive in Latin America, where same-sex marriage is only legal in eight other countries

Cubans will vote on Sunday in a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriage and surrogate pregnancies, which experts say could turn into an opportunity to voice opposition against the government. Photo: AFP
Cubans will vote on Sunday in a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriage and surrogate pregnancies, which experts say could turn into an opportunity to voice opposition against the government. Photo: AFP
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