Catholic majority Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage!

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Reformed2010
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Malta becomes the second Catholic majority country, after Ireland*, to introduce same-sex marriage.

From the BBC:
The overwhelmingly Catholic island of Malta has voted to legalise same-sex marriage.

Parliament agreed to amend Malta's marriage act, replacing words like "husband" and "wife" with the gender-neutral alternative "spouse".

It also replaced "mother" and "father" with "parent who gave birth" and "parent who did not give birth".

The change marks another major milestone for the island, which only introduced divorce in 2011

Australia might be the next country that may pass same-sex marriage, as there is a bill in the parliament that if voted on will legalise same-sex marriage.



*Northern Ireland doesn't have same sex marriage
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Things really have gone to the dogs if a CATHOLIC country are allowing homosexual marriage, it's so sad to see cultural Marxism take over once again.

And what on Earth is this "parent who gave birth" rubbish? There's no bleeding question as to whether the mother or the father gave birth, is there?
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(Original post by Dot.Cotton)
Things really have gone to the dogs if a CATHOLIC country are allowing homosexual marriage, it's so sad to see cultural Marxism take over once again.

And what on Earth is this "parent who gave birth" rubbish? There's no bleeding question as to whether the mother or the father gave birth, is there?
The mods really are slacking these days if you still have an account. All I see you do on here is trolling.

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(Original post by Dot.Cotton)
Things really have gone to the dogs if a CATHOLIC country are allowing homosexual marriage, it's so sad to see cultural Marxism take over once again.

And what on Earth is this "parent who gave birth" rubbish? There's no bleeding question as to whether the mother or the father gave birth, is there?
It's funny because it's you people who claim liberals get triggered over everything. It's 2017, get with the times of **** off.
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What excellent news.

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It's about time the Catholic Church was dragged into the 21st century.
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Another step towards European cultural suicide.
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Really pleased for them, I'm glad they weren't blinded by ancient ideology.
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Great news, another step towards eradicating religious importance.
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(Original post by Dot.Cotton)
it's so sad to see cultural Marxism take over once again.
(Original post by Whiskey&Freedom)
Another step towards European cultural suicide.
What is this world coming to, when we have to endure other people being granted the same rights as us straight folk in a way that doesn't harm anybody? It will be animals next I tell ya!
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Actually, you can have same-sex marriage in any European country.

According to various Christian doctrines, marriage is a sacrament given to each other only by those who are getting maried. So you can give a sacrament to your lover, as your private matter, wear ring- as this is your private matter also, then sign a contract to set a civil partnership, give all your assets to the company, and after one's death you can inherit without any tax. There are some other issues, such as access to medical information, but this can be solved that way or another.

The problem is mainly because states tend to put their fingers to everything, including private matters, we got used to it, and we try to force everyone to do the way we want, through the state, via elections and referendums.
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(Original post by Zargabaath)
Really pleased for them, I'm glad they weren't blinded by ancient ideology.
Agreed 100%.
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Another step towards European cultural suicide.
Another step towards European cultural evolution*
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Well done Malta! I think it's completely wrong when religion is allowed to influence lawmaking, as it forces people who belong to a different religion (or none) to live by the beliefs of a religion they don't follow.

Hopefully their next step is to legalise abortion.
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Another step towards European cultural evolution*
Gay marriage encourages people to chose homosexuality. They then do not have children which pushes down the birth rate among the native European population. The high birth rate among muslims means we are heading towards cultural suicide. This is what cultural marxists want.
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(Original post by Whiskey&Freedom)
Gay marriage encourages people to chose homosexuality. They then do not have children which pushes down the birth rate among the native European population. The high birth rate among muslims means we are heading towards cultural suicide. This is what cultural marxists want.
That moment when the Sun warms up your tinfoil hat extra hot and you splurge three different conspiracy theories into one. Wow.

Homosexuality isn't a choice. Epigenetic changes to the DNA are the most likely cause for homosexuality. This is not something you can agree or disagree with - if you don't produce scientifically accredited evidence which suggests otherwise, you don't have an argument and are instead just basing your "reasoning" on emotions.

Furthermore, approximately 6% of Europeans identify themselves as members of the LGBT community. Even if you assume that none of them will have children (unlikely), that leaves you with the remaining 94% of the population which can have children. The primary reason behind the declining birth rates in Europe is most certainly the shift in values from religious conservatism to modern liberalism. People want to pursue their own paths in life and abandon those set by primitive religious dogma. In addition, since it's both more expensive and more time-consuming to get a proper education, those who do want families are postponing having them.

In conclusion, the decision of the Maltese people and parliament is a victory for human rights and equality and should be celebrated. No amount of bigoted roars from the right will be able to downplay this victory. Accept that people will not live by antiquated, prejudiced nonsense anymore.
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(Original post by Whiskey&Freedom)
Gay marriage encourages people to chose homosexuality. They then do not have children which pushes down the birth rate among the native European population. The high birth rate among muslims means we are heading towards cultural suicide. This is what cultural marxists want.
LGBT people and Muslims. The end of the world is nigh!
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You have no evidence for that claim. Listen you don't like the fact that LGBT people have same-sex marriage, you're completely entitled to hold that discriminatory opinion but let's keep the false arguments where they belong. In our heads.
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(Original post by Whiskey&Freedom)
Gay marriage encourages people to chose homosexuality. They then do not have children which pushes down the birth rate among the native European population. The high birth rate among muslims means we are heading towards cultural suicide. This is what cultural marxists want.
Can you give us an example a western country where legalising same sex unions has resulted in a decrease of the indigenous population's birth rate?
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VERY pleased. A step in the right direction. Shame it had to take so long, though
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Catholic Malta and the RoI have same-sex marriage, but ultra left leaning Australia doesn't? That blows my mind.

*reads into it some more*

What blows my mind even more is that Australia's capital territory did legalise it, but it was voided shortly after.
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