Not overly vanguardy there, are they?
Cuba’s National Assembly of Popular Power [as opposed to its much-better-known National Assembly of Unpopular Power] has agreed to discuss making sex-reassignment surgery free of cost to all “transexuales” on the island who request it.
The entire public health care system in Cuba is free of charge.
The newsletter Diversidad ["Funny Looking People"] reported: “The measure would complement the present Identity Law that already acknowledges the right of citizens to change name and sexual identity. This places Cuba at the vanguard of the legislations that acknowledge the rights of transvestites, transsexuals and transgender in Latin America.”
It places Cuba at the vanguard of legislations in North America, as well. Sex-reassignment is priced out of reach for many transsexual men and women in the U.S. And health care in general is a pricey privilege denied tens of millions in the heartland of imperialism.
The publication reported that Cuba’s parliament will also discuss legislative recognition of same-sex unions.
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(credit: hospital pics from the indispensable site therealcuba.com)