Cuba announced a landmark referendum updating its family code concerning same-sex marriage and adoption. On 22 July, the country’s National Assembly approved an expansive LGBTQ+ update to their current family code.

Under the proposed regulations, gay marriage would be legalised and same-sex couples would be able to adopt. The new code would also offer more protections for children and guarantee more rights for women.

According to a report from The Washington Post, the new updates were debated across several different communities earlier this year.