Support for gay marriage growing in Malta

A survey reveals majority of young people in Malta are in favor of same-sex marriage

Support for gay marriage growing in Malta
07 June 2012

Gay marriage is supported by the majority of young people in Malta, a survey has revealed.

The poll by the MaltaToday news website, found that 60% of 18 to 34 year olds were in favor of same-sex marriage.

However, only 23% of over 55s agreed and overall 51.2% of those questioned were in opposition.

But despite less than half of people supporting gay marriage (41%), Gabi Calleja, coordinator of the Malta Gay Rights Movemen, said the survey’s results were ‘good news’.

‘I think it’s quite unsurprising that the younger generation are more in favor than the older generation,’ she told Gay Star News.

‘We are in an election year and hopefully that will encourage politicians to be brave and introduce legislation.’

Calleja says although Malta is quite a conservative country, the country has seen a shift in attitudes during the last 10 years.

She added: ‘I think things are changing, obviously faster among the younger generation.

‘We have won people over by keeping on raising awareness and discussing the issues.

‘Obviously what’s happening around the world helps. Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage has had a direct effect.’



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