54% of online poll respondents say government’s lack of mandate to implement gay adoption should have led to wider debate on civil unions’ law.http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/38136/majority_believe_civil_unions_law_should_have_been_subject_to_wider_debate_due_to_adoption_clause
18 April 2014, 7:35am by a Staff Reporter
40% of respondents say civil unions’ act was an electoral pledge that had to go through the proper legislative process.
The latest MaltaToday online poll shows that the majority of respondents believe that that the Civil Unions’ Act, which on Thursday was signed into law, should have been subjected to wider debate because it includes gay adoption.
On Monday, parliament approved the civil unions’ act and the proposal allowing gay couples to adopt. Heralding the newly-approved law, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the government is proud “to be on the right side of history” and of voting in favour of the law - despite its adoption clause.