Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has declared that he is in favour of same-sex marriages. Dr Muscat added that the time has come for a debate on this issue.
Addressing an activity with the theme “What’s Next?”, to mark Woman’s Day, Dr Muscat said that even if the country was not ready for this change, there are times when strong leadership is called for to take decisions for which the country might not yet be ready.
Dr Muscat said that following the introduction of the Civil Union law in April 2014, the time has come for a debate on this issue in the country. In his intervention Dr Muscat referred to a number of laws which had come into force in the past three years, and through which the number of women in the labour force had increased. Dr Muscat said 12,000 women had joined the labour force in 36 months. The Prime Minister also spoke about the co-habitation law, which he said effected more couples than the divorce law.