Malta: Douze Points! First Constitution in Europe to Name Gender Identity

On April 14, the Maltese Parliament voted unanimously for gender identity to be included as a protected ground into the Constitution. It is thus the first country in Europe to have gender identity anchored in its highest legal text. The parliament also introduced civil unions giving same-sex and different-sex couples nearly the same rights as married couples. Transgender persons who have changed their legal gender are now also able to enter into a marriage.

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