17th June 2014
First civil union takes place in Malta 3
12:48 PM — The first ever civil union has been registered in Malta, since parliament voted to introduce the new law earlier this year.
19th May 2014
Malta: Bishop who described gay unions as a ‘grave moral act’ meets with gay Catholics 17
2:03 PM — Bishop Charles Scicluna attends celebratory event against homophobia and transphobia.
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
17th April 2014
Malta: President signs gay civil unions and adoption bill into law
4:42 PM — The President of Malta has signed a bill into law which allows civil partnerships and adoption for same-sex couples.
Malta: Opposition MP says she tried to unite her party behind gay adoption bill despite abstaining 3
3:55 PM — A Maltese MP has said that she tried to unite her party which eventually abstained from a vote on the the civil unions and gay adoption legislation passed on Monday.
16th April 2014
Malta congratulated by LGBT groups on civil unions, adoption and trans discrimination legislation
3:54 PM — LGBT rights groups in Europe have congratulated Malta over passing a law to allow civil unions and adoption for same-sex couples, forbidding discrimination under its constitution
15th April 2014
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
14th April 2014
Malta: Parliament approves civil unions and adoption for gay couples 21
8:47 PM — Same-sex civil unions were this evening approved in Malta, allowing gay couples to adopt.
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
4th April 2014
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
4th January 2014
Catholic Bishop: Maltese Catholic MPs will commit a ‘grave moral act’ by voting for civil unions 15
4:20 PM — Malta's Auxiliary Bishop has said that any Catholic MPs in the country who vote for an upcoming civil unions bill will commit a "grave moral act" by doing so.
Pope Francis: We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith to children of gay couples 32
3:09 PM — Pope Francis has spoken out to express concern at the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples.
31st December 2013
Malta Equality Commission: It is a human right for same-sex families to be able to adopt
3:50 PM — The equality commission in Malta has condemned recent statements "against the recognition of same-sex families" and said that it is the human right of same-sex couples to be given the right to adopt.
29th December 2013
Malta: Catholic bishop says Pope Francis urged him to ‘speak out’ against same-sex adoption laws 44
2:32 PM — Malta’s Auxiliary Bishop has said that Pope Francis was "shocked" by plans to introduce adoption laws for same-sex couples to the country, urging the bishop to do more to speak out against the legislation.
12th December 2013
Malta PM: I will not budge on my support for civil unions for gay couples 2
7:32 PM — The Prime Minister of Malta has sent a strong message in support of the country's upcoming civil partnership legislation by saying "I will not budge on the matter."
29th November 2013
Malta: Catholic bishop claims gay couples do ‘not have a role in society’ 46
2:01 PM — Malta's Auxiliary Bishop has spoken out to express his displeasure at the lack of a clear difference between marriage and civil partnerships in the debate around civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Malta, saying that gay people do "not produce offspring" so do "not have a role in society".
24th November 2013
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
16th October 2013
Catholic bishops describe Malta’s civil unions bill as ‘novelty’ and warn against gay adoption 19
2:19 PM — Malta’s Catholic bishops have expressed concern over the country’s proposed civil partnership bill, stating “Children should preferably be brought up by their parents, a man and a woman.”
14th October 2013
Malta: Civil unions bill to arrive in Parliament 5
11:33 AM — A bill to introduce civil unions for gay couples in Malta will arrive in the country’s Parliament this week.
6th September 2013
Malta: Law restricting IVF to opposite-sex couples slammed as ‘unashamedly homophobic’ 4
4:00 PM — Gay rights activists in Malta have criticised a new IVF law as "unashamedly homophobic" because it denies access to medical services to all but opposite-sex couples.