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Malta: Labour government would grant civil partnerships and trans identity law if elected

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  1. What’s the point of civil unions? They are just a waste of time and money for legislators as they are only ever a halfway step towards the full equality of same sex marriage. Now that is abundantly clear from the progress of the LGBT movements in other countries why don’t countries like Malta just get on with it and legislate for marriage equality and save a lot of time and money to get there!

  2. Pavlos Prince of Greece 12 Jan 2013, 11:42pm

    Well, at first Labor must win elections in March. And as I know, the polls in the moment show that Conservatives will win, again. Conservative government has prepare project of law of ‘unions de facto’, but no law was vote in the parliament until now.

    1. No, actually you are wrong about the polls. The polls currently predict Labour to win by a 10% margin, though the gap is likely to narrow closer to election time.

  3. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Jan 2013, 12:13am

    Yes it is true that civil unions are not enough, but they are a big step in the right direction for a conservative Catholic country!

    Wow 40 years ago (1973) Malta decriminalised gay sex – I did not even know that, I thought I was sometime in the mid 1990s?!

    Wow Malta had the guts and balls and saying f**k you to the Catholic Church to pass a bill to allow gay sex even then hey!

    Who would of thought hey!

    Malta, Poland, Chile and Cuba are at least slowly moving ahead with civil unions (they have not been passed yet), mainly because of continuing lobbying from the Catholc Church who jump up and down at any LGBT friendly legislation!

    Italy is the only country in Western Europe that does not even recognise same-sex couples that have a civil union or registered partnership as a minimum!

    How will the Labor party of Malta pass all these LGBT-friendly bills into legislation, when they usually do not even have a majority in there small unicameral Pailament?!

    1. Salvatore B 13 Jan 2013, 11:17am

      we have a General Election coming up on the 9 of March.. and the favorite party to win is the Labor Party.

  4. PeterinSydney 13 Jan 2013, 3:51am

    Keep on improving People of Malta. We have lots of cute gay Maltese guys here in Sydney. They just love sex. And they are good ‘Catholics’ too, LOL

  5. Another one of the popes vassal states straining at the leash.

  6. GingerlyColors 13 Jan 2013, 8:51pm

    Civil unions are short of the full marriage equality we desire but any progress must be applauded. Malta has been slow when it comes to LGBT issues but progress is now being made.

  7. Joseph Crmel Chetcuti 16 Jan 2013, 11:02pm

    What polls is Pavlos talking about? Those published on the moon? All polls point to a Labour victory. As for Dromio, let’s take it one step at a time. And Peterin, just get off the gutter for a while. Homosexual liberation is not just about sex.

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