Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Times: AD only party for full gay rights

Monday, October 29, 2012 by Lana Turner, Żurrieq

I refer to the letter by Gabi Calleja, coordinator of the Malta Gay Rights Movement, regarding adoption by same-sex couples (October 18).

I am both disappointed and confused by what appears to me as Ms Calleja’s pandering to the Labour Party.

Considering that she and her movement have been calling for equal rights for gay couples, including marriage and adoption, it is strange that she criticises the Nationalist Party and hints that Labour might change its opposition to gay couple adoption, completely ignoring Alternattiva Demokratika, the only party calling for equal rights and social justice for the LGBT community.

As far as I know, the PN opposes same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples.

The PL’s stand regarding the recognition of same-sex couples goes only as far as civil partnerships and its stand on adoption by gay couples is, at best, vague.

It is only AD which has clear policies regarding equal rights for LGBT people.

Therefore, I cannot understand why MGRM has decided to deliberately ignore AD, the Green party.

Monday, October 29, 2012 by Demi Tanti, Żurrieq

I believe gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children. This is not because they would not be able to provide for them. I am quite certain that most gay couples would love nothing more than to be able to love a child and give him/her the best they deserve.

However, one must also consider what these children will experience at school, outings and in other circumstances. They would be more likely to be bullied by other children.

Children do not deserve growing up thinking that they are less special than others just because, in the eyes of society, they do not seem ‘normal’.

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