Sociologist, local councillor, activist from Malta

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Alternattiva Demokratika welcomes divorce referendum result

Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party welcomes the divorce referendum result, adding that it was proud to have played a very important role in this victory and congratulates the majority for showing its maturity and confirming that justice triumphs over injustice, that tolerance prevails over discrimination and that compassion transcends insensitivity.

AD is proud to have set the ball rolling on the divorce issue since it was founded in 1989 and to have sent the draft law to parliamentarians in 2010, which was subsequently supported by MPs Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando and Evarist Bartolo, leading to the creation of the YES movement. AD will continue working to ensure that parliament respects the will of the people. When divorce is introduced, thousands of people will be able to start their lives afresh, and Malta will move closer to democracies based on pluralism and civil rights.

Now is the time that the Government should stop paying lip service to the needs of strengthening the family, roll up their sleeves and start working in earnest on the implementation of family-friendly measures such as increasing parental leave and the minimum wage.

The result of the referendum condirms that if people want change, they should vote for it.

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