More than two-thirds of Cubans have voted to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children after a national referendum on Sunday Sep. 25.
Around 74% of the population voted in the referendum and more than 3 million people, 66.87% of the valid votes, approved the new Family Code.
The 100-page referendum aimed to reform the Family Code and will provide more rights to the LGBTQ community, women, children and the elderly.
The current government backed the reforms, urging people to approve it.
The Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, tweeted on Monday, “Love is now the law”.
He said that passing the law was a way to “pay a debt to various generations of Cubans whose domestic plans had been waiting years for this law,” according to the New York Times.
“As of today, we will be a better nation,” he said.