The Communist Party of Malta believes that divorce is a civil right. The Party believes that Catholics have the right to their belief not to divorce and to follow their Church religious teachings, but they do not have the right to impose their beliefs on others.
"People under going marital family problems should have solutions to solve their problems. Persons, who had a failed marriage and are now living with a different partner, should be entitled to regulate their relationship legally”.
“The fact that the rich people can go abroad and apply for divorce in another EU Country is creating class discrimination. People from the working class strata whose finance does not allow them to travel and live abroad for a period of time which is a requisite by the respective country, where the divorce is applied for, are being deprived of this right. All countries of the European Union, including those who are Catholics, have laws where divorce is recognized as a civil right”.
The Communist Party of Malta does not agree with the referendum, as it beliefs that divorce is a civil right and not a political game. The Party would like to remind that when Malta was in the process of ratifying the European Treaty, which was going to affect the daily life of every individual person, because of its neo liberal policies, the people were ignored.
The Communist Party of Malta appeals that the discussion in Parliament will be on how this right is made available and not on how to deny it.