Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Independent: MGRM position on divorce

The Malta Gay Rights Movement said divorce is a civil right that should be legally available to all those resident in Malta. While MGRM embraces “a wide definition of family that is not restricted to the institution of marriage,” it said that it supports the right of two consenting adults to enter into a civil marriage and to terminate this arrangement when the relationship, for whatever reason, breaks down.

The MGRM said it recognises that children need to be adequately provided for but also holds that this applies irrespective of the relationship status of the parents involved. Parents should provide for their children whether they are married, separated, cohabiting, divorced, remarried or in any other status. Existing legislation already provides for the maintenance of children where a relationship has broken down.

The movement said it “endorses the IVA to divorce movement”.

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