Havana, Cuba – The reaction on the part of the parliament to the modification of the Cuban family code lays bare the institutionalized homophobia of the government structures led by Raul Castro Ruz.
The discussion of the new family code was again dismissed by the National Assembly of People’s Power. The family code was drafted by a group of lawyers working under the direction of Ms. Mariela Castro, head of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX).
Mariela Castro, in different interviews to foreign media and the national press, declared the agreement or the consent of her father to this new code, which is intended to provide for the first time in Cuba the right to legal recognition of same-sex couples. It is not the first time so far this year on the island that such a scandal is revealed that is nothing more than a political ploy intended to keep the Cuban Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community immersed in a total crisis of absence of their most basic rights.
There is evidence that in last Population and Housing Census of 2012, as well, that the Cuban government did not recognize those couples that are made up of people of the same sex who live together in the same dwelling. The events are reason enough to raise unrest in the Cuban LGBT community and to demonstrate the bad behavior of the self-proclaimed leader of this community, although she still has never confessed her reasons for identifying with it or what makes her supposedly march at the head of these proposals which are increasingly inadequate.
Different voices have been raised in protest at this new outrage against the LGBT community; human rights activists, organizations, journalists and civil society leaders have recently expressed concern in different ways and have denounced this latest act of outrage by a regime that is afraid to restore or establish the rights of its nation.
It shall be demonstrated despite the Cuban government’s lack of commitment and the evil role of CENESEX and its director, that in CUBA, despite the constant denials, Two Who Are The Same Also Make A Couple.
December 10 2012