Democracy = Free Sex Change Operations for Everybody!!

Via the BBC:

“Cuba has authorised sex-change operations and will offer them free to qualifying citizens, officials say.

The move is the latest in a series of policy changes implemented by President Raul Castro since he succeeded his elder brother, Fidel, in February.

Raul Castro’s daughter, who heads the National Centre for Sex Education, spearheaded the changes in a country renowned for sexual conservatism.

So far 28 transsexuals in the country have requested the operation. (…)

Last month, for only the second time, the Cuban authorities joined events to marking International Day against Homophobia.

Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela, has also pushed for the state to recognise same sex unions and inheritance rights.

If adopted the reforms would give Cuba the most liberal gay rights in Latin America, says the BBC’s Michael Voss in Havana.”

Good for them. Well, if you’re going to democratize, I guess, this is as good a starting point as any. Maybe that’s not the democratization that the Bush administration or the Cuban-American community had hoped for. They were probably thinking more in terms of no more Castros and more free market. They’ll have to be satisfied with transsexuals finally reconciled in their sexual identity.

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3 Responses to Democracy = Free Sex Change Operations for Everybody!!

  1. Jessica says:

    Somewhere Rick Santorum’s head is exploding.

  2. Frenchdoc says:

    “Somewhere Rick Santorum’s head is exploding.”

    Which is a good thing in and of itself! 😀

  3. Here’s to Rick’s head exploding! LOL!