In a major news for the LGBT community, island nation of Cuba will leave out of its new constitution changes.
The changes could have paved the way for legal same-sex marriage.
This is despite majority support in local assemblies.
The measure would have changed the definition of parties in a marriage from man and wife to “between two people.”
The full draft constitution was put before neighborhood and workplace assemblies for debate between August and November.
The marriage issue was the one that drew the greatest attention.
Separately, the definition of marriage will be left to the Family Code, which will spell out who can be in a marriage.
Those details will be put to a referendum vote within two years of the draft transitional provision, the National Assembly said.
The definition will acknowledge that a shared life and shared family are part of a special legal construct. >