Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Malta Star: Parties 'closer' to recognise gay couples

Sunday, 20 Jan 2013, 09:22

Both political parties appear closer to recognising the rights of gay couples, MGRM coordinator Gabi Calleja said.

In comments to local newspaper Malta Today, Calleja said that both parties have defined the civil union or partnership which is closer to the position of the MGRM, which is that couples should be granted the right to marry.

The debate on gay couples started earlier this week when PL leader Dr Joseph Muscat said that a new PL government would legislate for the introduction of civil unions for gays.

In further positive news, both leaders yesterday evening on Xarabank said that the best interests of the children should be considered when the issue of adaption came up, not the gender of the couple who would be adopting.

Meanwhile Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna told the Times that the Church is against adoptions by gay couples, saying that such adoptions were not in the best interests of the child.

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