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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. The new charter is expected to be offered for approval at a public referendum in early The elimination of gay marriage appears to be the only major change to the draft constitution.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus. Hey there! The bill repeals section 6 of the Civil Union Act, which allowed a marriage officer to inform the minister that he or she objected to solemnising a civil union between persons of the same sex on the grounds of conscience, religion and belief.
Carter described the amendment as a timely reminder of the ethos that should inform the provision of government service, and of the values and principles that should inform the morality of those seeking to become civil servants. The ACDP lashed out, saying that there seemed to be broader agenda to put churches and religious bodies under pressure. Register Sign In.
Marriage officers must marry same-sex couples after new bill. While Havana and some other Cuban cities have flourishing gay communities, anti-homosexual attitudes remain deeply rooted among much of the population.
Cubans who ordinarily shy from open criticism of the government spoke out in large numbers against the proposed language promoting gay marriage during public consultations on the draft. The new charter is expected to be offered for approval at a public referendum in early The dropping of the gay marriage language is the third dramatic reversal this month for a government that for decades has issued most laws and regulations with little open debate or insight into the working of the ruling Communist Party.