Same-sex marriage
Cubans just ratified the world’s most progressive Family Code

Cuba’s new Family Code, passed in a referendum with 67% of the vote, expands women’s, children’s, and LGBTQ people’s legal rights

Cuba prepares for referendum on progressive Family Code

The new Family Code, drafted in consultation with the general public, is considered to be the world’s most inclusive and progressive code

Japanese court lands a blow to marriage equality during Pride Month

The Osaka District Court deemed that the ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. Last year, a petition at the Sapporo District Court ruled the ban unconstitutional

Following outrage, Guatemalan president reverses controversial “Life and Family Protection” bill

The bill would have increased prison sentences for women seeking abortions, banned same-sex marriages, and prohibited educational institutions from teaching about sexuality and gender

Mexican state of Yucatán legalizes equal marriage

Yucatán becomes the third state, after Sinaloa and Baja California in June, to decriminalize same-sex marriage this year and the twenty-second state to recognize the rights of gender diverse people in Mexico

Mexican states of Baja California and Sinaloa legalize same-sex marriage

With the historic decision, Baja California and Sinaloa joined the list of 20 states that recognize marriage between people of the same sex with the approval of a reform in the local Congress

Honduras Women's Day - abortion rights Honduran women mobilize against attacks on their rights and an increase in violence

Abortion is illegal in Honduras in all circumstances. According to the UN, between 51,000 and 82,000 abortions are performed in unsafe and clandestine conditions in the country each year