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Gay marriage is not going to be included within the new Structure.

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The vast majority of the opposition, Cuba lastly determined to not embody in its new Structure provisions that open the best way to marriage for homosexuals.

Homosexuals must wait earlier than getting married in Cuba. The nation has resigned to incorporate in its new adjustments to the Structure paving the best way for homosexual marriage, a authorities consultant mentioned on Tuesday, December 18. The choice is the results of opposition from a majority of residents who have been consulted on this subject.

>> See additionally: "Cuba: Parliament approves the draft of the brand new Structure"

"The draft Structure of Cuba is not going to outline who the wedding is," mentioned Secretary of the State Council and venture coordinator, Homero Acosta, in accordance with the official press.

The unique proposal was to outline marriage because the union of "two folks", changing the present method within the 1976 Structure and describing it because the union "between a person and a lady".

The draft of the brand new Structure was introduced to the citizen debate in all neighborhoods or companies between August and November. The problem of homosexual marriage has been essentially the most debated. "Of the 192,408 opinions expressed, 158,376 suggest changing the proposal (contained within the textual content) with (the wording) at present in pressure," the Nationwide Meeting mentioned on Twitter.

"Respect the opinions"

In view of this case, the Drafting Committee proposes to eradicate from the draft Structure the proposed method "to respect all opinions, marriage is a social and authorized establishment, the regulation will outline the remainder of the weather," the Meeting added.

The brand new venture, with the modifications made, shall be submitted to the vote of the Nationwide Meeting on December 21, earlier than being topic to a referendum on February 24, 2019.

The brand new Cuban Structure will embody 4 essential adjustments: it’ll acknowledge personal property, it’ll now not seek advice from the "communist society", it’ll set up the features of President of the Republic and Prime Minister (at present, Miguel Díaz-Canel is President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers), and the presidential time period shall be 5 years and renewable as soon as. Nonetheless, oblique voting is maintained: the president is elected by the deputies, who’re nominated in a well-liked election the place there are at all times the identical variety of candidates as seats.

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