04 May 2011
Want to get Divorced in Malta, well not yet.
There is only one European Country that does not have a divorce law, and it's Malta, unsurprisingly Pope Benedict XVI praised Malta’s stance against abortion and divorce, during a visit last April. Malta is about 96% Catholic, and usually the only time anyone actually hears about Malta, is when the Knights of Malta appear in some sort of historical or less likely modern context.
On 28 May 2011 Malta will have a referendum if they should have a divorce law. The local Humanist are for it, and as usual the dark age Catholic Church is against.
The referendum question in English is as follows:
Do you agree with the introduction of the option of divorce in the case of a married couple who has been separated or has been living apart for at least four (4) years, and where there is no reasonable hope for reconciliation between the spouses, whilst adequate maintenance is guaranteed and the children are protected
Malta is still big on Billboards, and here is one for the YES side
Personally I am on the YES side.
Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers. – Gerard Lieberman