Child adoption by gay couples shot to the top of the electoral agenda last week with politicians of the different parties all giving their views and the general public chiming in on the message boards. We give you all the facts you need to know.
PL leader Joseph Muscat can claim credit for putting LGBT issues on the agenda this general election and has said that a Labour government would introduce civil partnerships for gay couples, and expressed his personal opinion in favour of joint adoption by gay couples. But you probably shouldn’t hold your breath: the Labour leader refused to commit to actively change legislation to make it possible, while his party last year supported a controversial IVF bill that limited access to the technology for gay parents.
The PN, which last year introduced a controversial new cohabitation law that provides different rights for straight and gay couples, says that in principle it agrees with the PL position, but will not regularise gay relationships or allow gay couples to adopt:
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