Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution

Source: Associated Press

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government said Tuesday that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.

Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description of marriage as a union of a man and woman, changing it to the union of “two people … with absolutely equal rights and obligations.”

That change drew protests from evangelical churches and ordinary citizens in months of public meetings on the new constitution.

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