Recognition of same-sex unions in Cuba

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Legal status of
same-sex relationships
  1. Can be registered also in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten
  2. Licensed in some counties in Kansas but same-sex marriage is not recognized by the state
  3. Only legal in St. Louis, Missouri
  4. When performed in Mexican states that have legalized same-sex marriage
  5. Most counties in Alabama issued same-sex marriage licenses for several weeks after a federal court found that state's ban unconstitutional, but all stopped by 4 March 2015 following an order by the state supreme court
  6. Only if married in Michigan when same-sex marriage was legal

*Not yet in effect

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Cuba does not recognize same-sex marriage, civil unions, or any other form of same-sex unions.

A civil union proposal was first made in 2007, though was never brought up for a vote. It was announced that new legislation was going to be presented in September 2009, with a bill offering all the rights of marriage in Cuba as "civil unions".[1] The bill was reportedly before the country's Parliament and promoted by Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban Sexual Education Center and daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro.[2][3][4] If the bill is approved, it would make Cuba the first Caribbean state to recognise same-sex unions. It would also be the first communist country to pass any form of recognition of same-sex couples.

As of 2014, the legislation has stalled in Parliament. Mariela Castro has said the legislation has the support of her father and that she is building a consensus in order to approve it.[5]

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