|Mariela Castro, head of CENESEX|
Gay Star News
Over the weekend the country’s Parliament approved changes to its labor code, including protections against workplace discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation
Mariela Castro, daughter of current president Raul Castro and director of the country’s leading sexual rights organization CENESEX, also reportedly proposed changing the Workplace Code to include discrimination protections based on gender identity and HIV status.
Mariela Castro as the CENESEX director has been spearheading several pro-LGBTI efforts on the island, including workplace discrimination protections, anti-homophobia demonstrations and laws for better treatment of transgender individuals.
President Raul Castro suggested a commission be put in place to review the additional suggestions.
Rodriguez, who wrote via his blog, the discrimination protection clause that was introduced in August read: ‘Every citizen able to work has the right to obtain employment… without discrimination based on skin color, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality or any other distinction harmful to human dignity.’
Rodriguez pointed out the success in the use of the term ‘gender’ as opposed to ‘sex’.
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