Laying out the new constitution to lawmakers on Saturday, the secretary of the council of state, Homero Acosta, said it included the recognition of private property, something long stigmatized by the Communist Party as a vestige of capitalism.
Marriage equality became law on December 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give a month's notice for weddings made Tuesday the first possible date for gay marriages.
Four countries, Malta, Germany, Finland and Australia legalised same-sex marriage in 2017. The first wedding in Australia will take place after a month when, the legislation shall take effect in the country.
In what many traditional Muslim families consider a taboo, Jahed is one of only a few openly-gay Muslim men in UK. The journey he says, however, has not been easy. "It went all over school, people would spit on me, empty the rubbish bins on me, call me pig and the Muslim people would shout 'harum' - which is a very nasty insult in my language," he says.