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Malta: Gender identity and sexual orientation included in hate crime laws

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  1. Go Malta!

    The strides forward by the Maltese legislators in terms of dealing with LGBT inequality has been rapid.

    I hope their consdieration of marriage equality is also dealt with as rapidly.

    1. 28 Sep 2012, 9:32am

      Malta is very catholic, yet here the catholic church is being ignored.

      Soon at most churches the call to prayer will be like the muslims do from the steeple – except the muzein (? sp) will be a recording. And no one will be listening

      I’ve been in a catholic church once in the last20 years
      Took a dump on their holy book on the page where it babbled about abortions.

      The only question is whether more people have been murdered by the catholic or Muslim churches.

  2. Jock S. Trap 21 Jun 2012, 1:47pm

    A great step forward for Malta.

    Here’s hoping for more and better basic human rights for all.

  3. GingerlyColors 21 Jun 2012, 2:24pm

    At least the Maltese don’t make me cross!

    1. jamestoronto 22 Jun 2012, 1:59am

      Clever play on words!!

    2. 28 Sep 2012, 9:34am

      I have a cross – its made out of two dildoes.

      we roar with laughter at the bar when I wear it. the real game is to get the kids to see it. Insure they will never respect the biggest BS on the planet

      At least in one sense the Mullims are better then xtianity. Mohammed PBUH was only a prophet, not a son of God

    3. for certain situations I’ve found a cross made out of two dildoes is just the thing to make kids laugh their heads off at xtianity.

      And lose all respect for it.

  4. This is great news – but not the only good news in Malta.

    Next week, a second bill which will extend the remit of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality to also cover sexual orientation and gender identity is likely to be passed. It will allow the Commission to act as mediator and to investigate allegations of discrimination in employment on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

    It is also exciting that Malta is joining in the shift in attitude that has spread over Europe in accepting the reality of same-sex families. A poll in Malta showed that 60% of 18- to 34-year-olds agreed with the introduction of marriage for same-sex couples; the survey shows support for gay marriage increasing by 13%since 2007.

  5. Glad to see that Malta has decided to enter the 1990’s.

    Now it’s time for Malta to enter the 21st century and legalise civil mariage equality.

    1. Its on the agenda …

      Given how quickly they have responded to issues of discrimination (largely kicked off after a hate crime last year against a young lesbian), I would hope they act swiftly on this issue too!

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