Thursday, 01 August 2013, 11:52
The Communist Party of Malta is against a referendum on the question of civil union as proposed by the leader of the Muslim Community in Malta.
“The Party says that civil unions are a basic civil right and parliament has the obligation to introduce it. A referendum on this question could see the intervention of religious organisations trying to influence the voters as happened in the question of divorce, although this attempt through religious pressure failed miserably,” the party said in a statement.
The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the Consultative council on LGBT to follow other progressive countries and revise its policy on civil union and instead propose same-sex marriage.