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Cuba: Evangelicals campaign against redefining marriage

April 2019

Evangelicals and others have campaigned against plans to redefine marriage in Cuba’s proposed new constitution.

The draft wording defined marriage as ‘between two people’ rather than between a man and woman — opening the way for gay marriage.

But last October, the Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal churches organised a petition against the draft constitution.

They delivered 178,000 signatures to the National Assembly, an unparalleled event in Cuba, according to The Observer newspaper.

It seems to have been successful in gaining attention. In December, the National Assembly replaced the ‘between two people’ definition with more ambiguous language, saying it would legislate on the issue in the future.