D-Day for Malta

Today on the Mediterranean islands of Malta citizens are facing another possible new chapter in their history. Malta is one of only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal (the other one being the Philippines).  But all that could change after a long and turbulent campaign which have once again divided these islanders.

BBC News:

Malta is one of only three countries where divorce is outlawed but on Saturday the country is holding a referendum on the matter. The Mediterranean country is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic and the poll has sparked a furious row between those who want change and those who see marriage as an institution for life.

Ramona Frendo cohabits with her married partner and the couple have a child together. Ms Frendo told BBC News about the discrimination she had faced as a result of her relationship with a man separated from another woman.

This blog is carrying coverage across most English speaking available news media both within and outside Malta. This page will upgrade and update as more media becomes available.

Malta Today:

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The Malta Independent:

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Malta Star:

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Times of Malta:

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other:

Daphne Caruana Galizia:

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BBC News:

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The Guardian:

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Ian Waugh