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Cuba: Gay Marriage Axed in Cuba Before it Became Law

Cuba’s National Assembly said on Tuesday that language opening the way to the legalization of same-sex marriage will be removed from the draft of the country’s new constitution to “respect all opinions,” reported dpa news.

In a major victory for homophobes on the Caribbean Island, including many members of the Communist Party, a parliamentary commission responsible for drafting the constitution proposed to omit language defining marriage as the union of “two people … with absolutely equal rights and obligations,” following protests by evangelical churches and some citizens.

The Vatican will also be pleased with the decision.

“The Commission proposes to defer the concept of marriage, that is, to leave it out of the Constitution, as a way to respect all opinions,” the National Assembly said in a tweet.

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