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Malta votes to allow same-sex marriage

AFP  |  Valletta 

Malta's voted today to allow same-sex couples to marry, three years after passing a permitting civil partnerships in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation.

Lawmakers gave near-unanimous approval to the bill, which represents a major step for LBGT rights on the island, which only legalised divorce in 2011 and where abortion is outlawed.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 00:48 IST