Today is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Following a third successive number one placement on the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Index, many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and genderqueer community in Malta will surely be reflecting on the progress that was made in the field of LGBTIQ equality in a relatively short period of time and how this has a direct impact on their daily lives.
Parliament’s second reading debate on the controversial Embryo Protection Bill closed on Tuesday with a promise by Health Minister Chris Fearne to hold further consultation and to move some amendments, although he did not go into specifics.
If the issue is discrimination, then even MGRM should oppose these amendments
The statement issued by the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) supporting the proposed changes to the Embryo Protection Act shed light on some misconceived ideas.
The Malta Gay Rights Movement (GRM) has reiterated its support for the proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act, saying they redress discriminatory provisions in relation to same-sex couples and also provide for access to the preservation of gametes for trans persons who choose to undergo gender confirmation surgeries.