Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Pride March: Żminijietna supports LGBTI movement

  Żminijietna - Voice of the Left expressed its support to the pride march being organised on Friday by the Malta Gay Rights Movement.
"In the past few months, history was written in Malta, when the Labour Government introduced civil unions with the same rights and obligations as marriage, including the possibility to adopt children. This was a historic moment with respect to social justice and equality".
"Malta has gone a long way forward since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the 1970s and the birth of MGRM at the turn of the century. The movement was determined and effective, and it was supported by leftist NGOs such as Moviment Graffitti and Żminijietna - Voice of the Left, by Alternattiva Demokratika The Green Party and eventually by a new wave of NGOs such as Drachma and Auditus as well as various opinionists and progressive journalists. The calls for equal rights were eventually endorsed by the Labour Party which introduced legislation which put Malta on the top of the world map of LGBTI rights."
"Żminijietna augurs that such resolve for equality and social justice is also shown in other contemporary struggles, such as that against precarious employment."

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