Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:42

Malta President George Abela Won't Sign The Civil Union Bill Into Law

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The current President of Malta George Abela will not sign the bill legalizing the civil unions into law. No problem, his mandate stops on April 4th and his successor, Marie-Louise Coleiro, already announced that she would do it. 

It will have still to be waited a few days so that the civil unions are accessible to LGBT people from Malta.

The future president Coleiro had indeed said a few weeks ago that she would sign the law as she had undertaken during her campaign.

"I was part of the Cabinet that approved that Bill and I know that it was an electoral commitment made by this government prior to the election so I will have no problem signing the Bill," she told the Times.

This civil union law will allow the same-sex couples to obtain the same rights as the married couples.