Monday, 1 May 2017

Times: 163 registered civil unions in three years

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 16:23

A total of 163 couples were united through the civil union law in three years, according to Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli.

The number includes 22 same-sex couples who had initially been registered overseas while a baby was also adopted by a gay couple in the same period.

The civil unions law provides the same rights and obligations as a married couple.

The introduction of the law has led to a more inclusive and open society where people are not judged or emarginated, the minister told a news conference.

Dr Dalli spoke of the change in mentality in the country, especially towards LBTIQ individuals who now have the same rights and obligations.

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