It is an honor for Cuba to be the first nation to put forward an amendment to the Family Code to popular consultation and referendum. The process is testimony that we are committed to making sure that every voice is heard and everyone gets an opportunity to voice their opinion in the laws that govern our society. This Code is supposed to enhance families and protect all citizens’ rights. We invite everyone to be involved in the referendum and to have their voices heard.
The Family Code is a document which was drafted for the purpose of controlling the family relationships of Cuban citizens as well as those between Cubans and foreigners living within Cuban territory. Its aim is to the strengthening of the family as the fundamental structure of society. Its purpose can be clearly seen in the preamble that is included in the text.