Recognition of same-sex unions in Cuba

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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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