malta-flagThe government  in Malta are to propose the regulation of same-sex relationships, reported the Malta Today.

When asked whether the government intends to propose legislation for same-sex unions, the country’s justice minister Chris Said stated “The bill on co-habitation will be discussed in Cabinet and within the Parliamentary Group shortly.  It will be presented to Parliament soon after.”

The justice minister added “Government’s position is that the relationship between gay couples should be regulated by the law regulating cohabitation, including the institute of civil partnership.”

This is the first time the government of the small island has expressed itself clearly on same-sex unions. If it goes ahead, the proposed bill would provide legal recognition for gay couples in the country, who currently have no legislation regarding same-sex relationships.

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