17 Jan '12, 1am

#Cuba to consider civil unions for same-sex couples, championed by Castro daughter #MarriageEquality #international

HAVANA (AFP) - Cuba's National Assembly this year will take up the issue of civil unions for same-sex couples, as part of the Communist government's bid to end discrimination, the president's daughter said on Monday. 'According to the Justice Minister (Maria Esther Reus) ... it is going to be discussed in the assembly, and is on the agenda for 2012,' Mariela Castro, the sex educator daughter of President Raul Castro, told the state website 'Cuba Si'. The issue on the table will be civil unions for gays and lesbians, but not gay marriage, the report said. Ms Mariela Castro, who leads the National Sex Education Center, said she believes the Communist Party will adopt at its national conference Jan 28 a 'non-discrimination policy' paving the way for lawmakers in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime to pass.

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Nigeria President, unions end talks

Nigeria President, unions end talks

channelnewsasia.com 15 Jan '12, 11pm

ABUJA: Nigeria's labour unions said they were considering their next moves after talks Sunday with President Goodluck Jona...