The regime is bestowing “rights” on gays:
"We have to abolish any form of discrimination against those persons," said Ricardo Alarcon, president of Cuba's National Assembly. "We are trying to see how to do that, whether it should be to grant them the right to marry or to have same-sex unions."
Alarcon said he expects Cuba's communist government will soon enact a law to do one or the other. "We have to redefine the concept of marriage," he said. "Socialism should be a society that does not exclude anybody."
Never mind that thousands of gays were kicked out of their country during the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
Never mind that gay men with AIDS were sent to AIDS “camps”, similar to leper colonies, segregated from the rest of society in the 80’s.
But today, we’re asked When it comes to gay rights, is Cuba inching ahead of USA?
Does this mean that gays are going to allowed freedom of speech, assembly and hold multi-party elections?
Or does it mean they will be allowed to be as equally miserable as the rest of the Cuban people?
Making Cuba into the Gay Paradise will have economic benefits for the regime.
Charlie Bravo from Killcastro blog commented on this recently, surmising that the regime’s much publicized moves to legalize gay unions and to pay for sex change operations are a marketing ploy to attract the gay and transgendered tourists to Cuba. Imagine Gay Cruises stopping in Havana for legal Gay Nuptials at lets say, a cool grand? Then there’s the dollars to be made form medical tourism. Imagine transsexuals worldwide flocking to Cuba for cheap gender reassignment surgeries.
Not to mention the increase in prostitution that will result from this new business undertaking.
So is this about gay rights or more gay exploitation?