MxD also recommended widely disseminating the bill before it is reviewed by local MPs.
It recalled that a number of Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico) have legally recognized the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, as well as same-sex unions.
MxD thanked the Cuban government for promoting respect for free sexual orientation and gender identity. "The World Day against Homophobia has been observed on the island since 2008," he noted.
"Last June, Cuba strongly supported a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution voicing concern over international acts of violence and discrimination against individuals merely due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity," he stressed.
"We are willing to cooperate with the relevant authorities to get the bill passed. It will certainly boost social development on the basis of equality and non-discrimination," he remarked.
"The amendments that have been incorporated into the bill only cover one third of all concerns raised," a local jurist regretted.
"The bill does not recognize same-sex marriage because the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba establishes that marriage involves only the union of a man and a woman," he concluded.