Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Malta Approves Marriage Equality By Vote Of 66-1


The island nation of Malta became the 24th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage today by as lawmakers in Parliament approved the measure 66-1.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who won a second term in office on June 3, campaigned on a promise to make marriage equality the first vote of the new Parliament.

Malta approved civil unions in 2014, and in December became the first country to ban "ex-gay" torture.

The one "no" vote came from a Christian politician who told reporters, "A Christian politician cannot leave his conscience outside the door when he enters parliament.”

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