Thursday, 17 January 2013

Times: Gay rights activists welcome consensus on adoptions
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 06:50

Gay rights activists have welcomed the common position of the Labour and Nationalist parties after they both declared that adoption should be based on the child’s best interest and not the sexual orientation of adoptive parents.

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi yesterday echoed Dr Muscat’s view that adoptions should be based on the child's welfare, not the sexual orientation of the adoptive parents.

The Malta Gay Rights Movement said it would be seeking meetings with the political groups to seek further clarifications.

MGRM president Gabi Calleja said the MGRM was campaigning for marriage equality as it was the only form of recognition to grant equality in rights, obligations and status.

Full story in The Times.

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