Fidel Sorry for 'Gay Injustice'

'I blame myself,' says aging leader
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 1, 2010 2:05 AM CDT
Fidel Castro says Cuba was struggling with other "life and death" problems that he didn't pay enough attention to injustices against gays.   (AP Photo/Cubadebate)
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(Newser) – A contrite Fidel Castro has acknowledged Cuba's "great injustice" against gays and lesbians, who were sent to labor camps and prisons throughout the 1960s and '70s. "They were moments of great injustice, great injustice," Castro said in an interview with a Mexican newspaper. "If someone is responsible, it's me. We had such terrible problems, problems of life or death, that we didn't pay it enough attention." Cuba decriminalized gay sex in 1979 and now appears to be moving toward legalizing same-sex marriages, reports CNN.

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