The foreigners who were detained were released after a check of their documents. Gays were prohibited from having contact with children and young people. Health, politics, and revolution in Cuba since World News. The government deferred the decision about same-sex marriage to the update of the family code, to be decided on by referendum in the next two years. Activists promoted the march on social networks thanks to the expansion of the internet in Cuba in recent years that has more broadly seen increasing numbers of Cubans mobilize online over certain issues, sometimes apparently managing to influence policy.
Fidel Castro made insulting comments about homosexuality. Our Standards: Even during the severest period of enforcement, Marvin Leiner reminds us, private homosexual expression was never the main target. Bishop Ricardo Pereira, of the Methodist Church of Cuba, who led unprecedented protests against gay marriage in February, said he was glad the Communist authorities had taken stock of public feeling.
Hence, for many Cubans of this era, homosexuality was a mere addendum to customary marital roles.