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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Malta

LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence LGBT social movements share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality or transgenderism. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ...


Around the world · By country World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Europe. ... This list indexes the articles on LGBT rights in each country and significant non-country region (e. ...


History · Groups · Activists LGBT history refers to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultures around the world, dating back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality within ancient civilizations. ... Here is a list of gay-rights organizations around the world. ... This article is new. ...


Declaration of Montreal Martina Navrátilová and Mark Tewksbury read the Declaration of Montreal at the opening ceremonies of the World Outgames. ...


Same-sex relationships Same-sex union can refer to: same-sex marriage -- the civil or religious rites of marriage that make it equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in all aspects. ...


Marriage · Adoption   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... LGBT adoption refers to the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered people. ...


Opposition · Discrimination Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for desire or physical love between people of the same sex. ...


Violence John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was hanged for sodomy under a law that he had helped to institute. ...


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Malta is considered to be a very social conservative country. 98% of the country are Roman Catholics and has a strong affliation with the Roman Catholic Church. So any, if any gay rights progress is considered to be very small. This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...

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Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Malta has a current ban on some anti-gay discrimination, although the government enacted it to be accepted through the European Union. Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for desire or physical love between people of the same sex. ...


Age of consent

The age of consent is equal at 18 for all. While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by...


Maltese government

In 2000, homophobic statements by Malta's politicians: "I would like to bring to your attention some recent statements made by the Prime Minister, the Vice-Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Malta with regard to equal treatment being given to the gay community in Malta as well as the recent resolution about equal treatment to same sex marriages that was recently approved by the European Parliament. Dr. Eddie Fenech Adami, Prime Minister actually condemned the resolution approved by the European Parliament saying it attacks basic and universal family values. Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, Minister for Social Policy (?), has repeatedly stated his opinion that should he know of anyone who was contesting as a candidate in his political party and is gay, he would ask that person to resign. The Archbishops of Malta have also condemned the resolution approved by the European Parliament very much along the same lines as those given by the Prime Minister." (letter to ILGA Europe, 3rd July 2000) Homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. ... The Prime Minister of Malta is the most powerful figure within the government of Malta, although the President of Malta has higher rank. ... The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary body of the European Union. ... Edward Fenech Adami (born February 7, 1934, Birkirkara) was the Prime Minister of Malta from 1987 until 1996 and from 1998 until 2004. ... This article is about family values as a political concept. ... Lawrence Gonzi Lawrence Gonzi (born July 1, 1953) is the Prime Minister and finance minister of Malta. ...


Recognition of same sex couples

No recognition with respect to gay marriage or civil unions is currently legal. Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not...


Gay life in the country

There are quite a few gay clubs, including 'Tom's Bar', situated in Floriana, which is the oldest gay club in Malta. A European Union member poll showed Malta at 18% support for gay marriage [1]. In 2007 a judge in Malta has ordered government officials to issue the appropriate documentation to permit a transsexual woman to get married. The court's ruling is the first of its kind in the country, which joined the EU in 2004.[2] Floriana is a town in Malta, just outside the capital city Valletta. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ...


 
 

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