Cubans voted to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption, allowing surrogate pregnancies and giving greater rights to non-biological parents, electoral authorities said on Monday.
Preliminary results of a referendum held over the weekend indicate an “irreversible trend,” with 66% of votes counted so far in favor of the government-backed change, electoral council president Alina Balseiro said on state television.
“The Family Code has been ratified by the people,” she said.
A video posted by the Cuban Presidency on Twitter shows Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel applauding when he was informed of the outcome of the referendum.
The official attitude toward homosexuality has changed significantly over the past 20 years after decades of persecution.
In 2019, the government sought to…