Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party welcomed Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando's parliamentary motion on the introduction of divorce.
Michael Briguglio, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, said: 'It is heartening to see that at least one member of parliament has welcomed AD's proposal for the legalisation of divorce in Malta. We also welcome the fact that he has followed up our proposal to draw on Irish divorce legislation. We augur that other parliamentarians follow up the proposals of AD and Pullicino Orlando, especially since AD is the only party with a clear position in favour of legislation on divorce'.
Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, AD spokesperson on Civil Rights, added: 'It is high time that Malta aligns itself with the rest of world on such a basic civil right. The introduction of divorce would permit thousands of persons to re-marry, thus enabling the strengthening of families'.
Arnold Cassola, AD spokesperson for EU and International Affairs, added: 'If such legislation were introduced, Malta would no longer be the black sheep of the EU as regards this basic civil right'.