Malta Says Yes to “Marriage for All”

Source: FSSPX News

Valletta is the capital city of Malta.

The moral revolution has just won another tragic victory in the country of Malta. In this republic where Catholicism is still the official religion, the doors have now been opened to “legal unions” for same-sex couples.

Liberal laws have been multiplying in the country these past few years: in 2011, the island republic became the last European country to legalize divorce – the Vatican and the Philippines are now the only two states in the world that refuse to recognize divorce.

After being reelected with 55% of the votes in the legislative elections on June 3, Labour Party Prime Minister Joseph Muscat lost no time fulfilling his campaign promise to make homosexual “marriage” the first law of his new term.

The Parliament of Malta thus voted almost unanimously on July 12 to introduce marriage legislation for same-sex couples: “It's a historic vote. This shows that our democracy and society have reached a level of maturity and we can now say that we are all equal,” declared the Maltese Prime Minister.

Even the main opposition in parliament, the Nationalist Party, voted in favor of the new text, with the exception of a single member.

The Catholic Church in Malta strongly opposed the new “marriage for all” law, but her voice is less audible than it once was, ever since two of the country's bishops – in the name of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia – spoke in favor of granting sacramental communion to divorced and “remarried” couples on a case-by-case basis.