Cuban Lawyer Defends New Family Code

HAVANA TIMES – The president of the Cuban Society of Civil and Family Law, Olga Mesa, defended the entry into force as soon as possible of a new Family Code, during the recently concluded International Conference on Family Law.

According to Prensa Latina, the member of the National Union of Jurists of Cuba said during the event in the capital, “it’s time to legislate in accordance with the changes that have been happening in the nation.”

The current code on the island dates back to 2003; then another version was drafted in 2010, which is the last, but even that “is behind the times” said Mesa.

The Federation of Cuban Women, with advice from the National Sex Education Center, presented a few years ago proposed a Family Code which includes the recognition of unions between persons of the same sex, but any progress of approval in unknown.