Cuba bans anti-gay employment discrimination

Cuban and LGBT flagsBY MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Washington Blade

Cuban lawmakers on Friday approved a proposal that would amend the country’s labor law to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

“Experienced a countless number of emotions today in Parliament,” said Cuban blogger Francisco Rodríguez who blogs under the pen name Paquito El De Cuba on his Twitter page as Andrés Duque of Blabbeando reported. “We now have the first law that protects gays, in this case in employment.”

Rodríguez tweeted there was also what he described as an “intense debate” about amending the island’s labor law to also ban discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

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