Malta; a predominately catholic country was once one of the first country to outlaw homosexual conversion. And now ; it now ranks first in Europe for LGBT rights, and its been 4 years of legalizing same-sex marriage. If you belong to the LTBTQ community; and wish to find out Why Malta out beats Georgia in a few ways; keep reading.
Embracing same sex marriage in Malta
In 2017, lawmakers in Malta, a mostly Roman Catholic country, decided to legalize same-sex marriage. This brought the country into line with the rest of Western Europe. The traditional civil ceremony replaced the highly proclaimed line “you are now husband and wife” into “you are now spouses.”
The law’s purpose, according to Equality Minister Helena Dalli, was to “modernize the institution of marriage” by allowing it to be extended to all consenting adult couples.
Legalization of same sex marriage in Georgia
Getting married in Georgia is super simple and hassle-free for expats living abroad in the GCC countries. However the rules when it comes to same sex legislation in Georgia is stringent.
In the western half of the European continent, more than a dozen countries have approved same-sex marriage. According to the Pew Research Center, many countries, including Italy which has the Pope, have some kind of same-sex marriage or civil partnership.
But the big question still lies; is same sex marriage legal in Georgia. And the answer is yes! A country that is located between the intersection of Asia and Eastern Europe still has a ban on same sex marriage.
Final Verdict; if you are looking for a wedding destination for your same sex marriage
In the European Union, gay marriage (marriage equality) is legal in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland).
While countries such as Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Slovenia have incorporated registered partnerships (with rights similar to marriage). Let’s just say Georgia will still take a bit longer to embrace same-sex marriage.
Are you a same sex couple looking to tie the knot and struggling to find some assistance in your paperwork; do not hesitate to reach out to our team.