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.
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.
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.
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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.