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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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By The Numbers

76%
of Cubans feel comfortable around homosexuals
56%
of Cubans justify homosexuality
43%
of Cubans support homosexuality
79.5%
Answered that the LGBTIQ+ community should enjoy the same civil rights as heterosexuals.
83.8%
Are committed to accepting someone homosexual in the home.
63.1%
Of Cubans consider that equal marriage should be approved on the island and equal rights be granted to couples of the same gender.

History

Homosexual activity in Cuba

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Homosexual activity in Cuba is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 17, 1997
Legal
Homosexuality is legal in Cuba since the 17th of June, 1997.
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Apr 30, 1988–Jun 17, 1997
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 303 prohibits homosexual behaviours (punishable by 3 months in prison and/or financial fines)
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Same-sex marriage in Cuba

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Same-sex marriage in Cuba is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 26, 2022
Legal
On 25 September, Cuba held a referendum on the development of a new family code that includes provisions that would legalise same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. On 26 September, the President of the Cuban National Electoral Council confirmed that the referendum had passed with 66.87% of the vote. They also confirmed the result is valid and binding. The law will come into effect upon formal confirmation, expected 30 September.
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Feb 14, 1975–Sep 26, 2022
Not legal
The Cuban Constitution does not ban same sex marriage, but other statutory laws do prohibit it. Article 2 of the Family Code defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman - an amendment drafted in 2018 would have changed this but was rejected. Further consultation on changes to the Family Code are ongoing in 2022.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Cuba

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Cuba is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Cuba, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Cuba

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Right to change legal gender in Cuba is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Not required but provided by government. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Cuba

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Cuba is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Non-binary options missing.
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LGBT discrimination in Cuba

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LGBT discrimination in Cuba is illegal.

Current status
Since 2019
Illegal
Constitutional protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been instituted.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Cuba

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LGBT employment discrimination in Cuba is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Cuban Criminal Code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Cuba

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LGBT housing discrimination in Cuba is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Dec 21, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the election reform law.
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Same-sex adoption in Cuba

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Same-sex adoption in Cuba is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 26, 2022
Legal
On 25 September, Cuba held a referendum on the development of a new family code that includes provisions that would legalise same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. Article 30 and 31 allow for same-sex adoption and explicitly grant the right to couples using forms of assisted reproductive technology. On 26 September, the President of the Cuban National Electoral Council confirmed that the referendum had passed with 66.87% of the vote. They also confirmed the result is valid and binding. The law will come into effect upon formal confirmation, expected 30 September.
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Oct 11, 2016–Sep 26, 2022
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
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Serving openly in military in Cuba

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Serving openly in military in Cuba is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1993
Legal
Since 2016, serving openly in the military has been legalized.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Cuba

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Blood donations by MSMs in Cuba is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1979
Legal
Donating blood a is legal with no deferral after sex.
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Conversion therapy in Cuba

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Conversion therapy in Cuba is not banned.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Not banned
According to ilga.org. Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Cuba

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Equal age of consent in Cuba is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1979
Equal
The Age of Consent is currently legal in Cuba.
Sources:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…~:text=Private%2C%20non%2Dcommercial%20sexual%20relations,legal%20in%20Cuba%20since%201979.
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