Sunday, 28 June 2009

MaltaStar: Gonzi endorses anti-gay rights candidate


The candidature of Mario Mauro for President of the European Parliament is being endorsed by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and by the Nationalist Party’s MEPs.

Italian Mario Mauro, 48, elected to the European Parliament on the Partito Delle Liberta ticket has voted in more than one occasion against resolutions and laws on gay rights. He also lashed out at persons who promote gay rights.

Mr Mauro expressed his opposition to Gay Pride march and was also against the European Parliament Resolution against homophobia. He described this resolution as a “document approved is an ideological one which has little to do with the concrete protection of fundamental human rights.” Simon Busuttil and David Casa did not vote in favour on this Resolution.

Mr Mauro is a member of the European Popular Party. His candidature is also being opposed by members of the same EPP.

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