Malta agrees with gay marriage

Malta agrees with gay marriage

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The parliament in Malta has the same-sex marriage Wednesday legalized. 66 mps voted for, only one against.

The Maltese parliament voted in 2014 all in with a law that gay couples have the same rights as other couples. An actual marriage, however, was still not allowed. This is changing now.

“This is a historic vote that shows that our democracy is developing,” says the Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat in a comment. “We now have a society that we can say that really everybody is equal.”

Muscat was in June re-elected as leader of the country, and promised for the start of his second term to even more equality to aim.

Malta is the fifteen EU-member, and the 24th country globally that the same-sex marriage permits. Two weeks ago they voted in the German parliament.

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