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Same-sex marriage made possible by referendum in Cuba

In Cuba, a comprehensive "family law" law, including a clause allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt, was passed in a referendum.

According to the news in The Guardian, the regulation, which includes more than 400 articles, received 66.9 percent of the votes.

The reforms under the referendum drew criticism from the growing Evangelical movement in the country, despite extensive informative work by the government.

In the legal regulation, which gives grandparents wider rights in cases related to their grandchildren, there are also measures against surrogacy, protection of the elderly and gender violence.

One of the measure's biggest supporters was Mariela Castro, director of the National Center for Gender Education, daughter of former President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel's brother.

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