Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote
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.
The Hamrun headquarters saw the party’s headquarters draped with a rainbow flag.
Parliament is expected to vote in favour of the bill this evening, which would allow same-sex couples similar rights to married ones, including being able to adopt children.
The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality last month issued a statement saying it is the human right of same-sex couples to adopt, in response to a revelation by the country’s Auxiliary Bishop who 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.
The bill was introduced the country’s Parliament back in October.
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