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  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 15:59 UTC

    No same-sex marriage for now in Cuba's constitutional reform bill

    In the popular debate, there was a substantial majority in favor of keeping the concept of marriage as a matter between a man and a woman

    The writers of Cuba's constitutional reform bill have yielded “to popular demand” and stricken out the paragraph establishing marriage between two people of any sex from the proposed Article 68 and which would have opened the door to same-sex marriage, State Council Secretary Homero Acosta announced.

  • Monday, December 17th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Gay couples marry before Bolsonaro takes office on January first

    Dozens of people exchanged vows during a collective ceremony held at Casa1, an NGO that provides support to disadvantaged LGBT youth.

    About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same-sex marriage. Although his campaign did not express views against gay marriage, Bolsonaro's record of homophobic comments has caused alarm.

  • Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 10:47 UTC

    Francis makes it clear: he does not support same-sex marriage

     “This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey”

    After a week filled with controversy over his position on gay marriage, Pope Francis reminded his flock that he does not support same-sex marriage. The pontiff made the declaration during the opening mass of this year’s Synod on the Family, telling approximately 270 bishops and other Catholics from around the world.

  • Thursday, December 26th 2013 - 07:51 UTC

    The Economist’s country of the year: Uruguay

    Resilient Ireland, booming South Sudan, tumultuous Turkey: our country of the year is…Uruguay

    Human life isn’t all bad, but it sometimes feels that way. Good news is no news: the headlines mostly tell of strife and bail-outs, failure and folly.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2013 - 02:26 UTC

    Uruguay becomes second Latam country to legalize gay marriage

    President Mujica is expected to sign the bill the coming week, “same sex-couples have always existed”.

    The Uruguayan parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalise gay marriage, becoming the second country in Latin America to do so, after Argentina. The bill was approved by more than two-thirds of the lower chamber, despite opposition from the Catholic Church.