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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #6 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(38%) Widespread
Rare (52%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #13 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(42%) Widespread
Rare (46%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #12 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(20%) Disagree
Agree (73%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #2 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(10%) No
Yes (83%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #11 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(12%) Not a good place
Good place (72%)

History

Homosexual activity in Malta

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Homosexual activity in Malta is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 29, 1973
Legal
In 1973, homosexuality was decriminalized in Malta by the Prime Minister, Dom Mintoff.
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Same-sex marriage in Malta

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Same-sex marriage in Malta is civil unions.

Current status
Since Apr 15, 2014
Civil unions
Malta President Marie-Louise Colerio Preca signed a civil unions bill into law on April 15, 2014. The Labor Party ruled in favor of the bill at 37 to 0, while 30 abstained. According to a Eurostat poll, 80% of Maltese were said to oppose the law's provisions.
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Until Apr 15, 2014
Unrecognized
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Sep 1, 2017–-0001
Legal
Same-sex marriage became legal in Malta under the Marriage Act and other Laws (Amendment) Bill
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Malta

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Malta is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Malta, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Malta

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Right to change legal gender in Malta is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Malta

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Malta is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Malta

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LGBT discrimination in Malta is illegal.

Current status
Since Jun 21, 2012
Illegal
Malta's hate crime laws include both gender identity and sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Malta

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LGBT employment discrimination in Malta is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Protection
Sources:
Equality for Men and Women Act
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LGBT housing discrimination in Malta

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LGBT housing discrimination in Malta is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2014
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Malta

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Same-sex adoption in Malta is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 15, 2014
Legal
Same-sex adoption became legal in Malta along with civil unions on April 15, 2014.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Malta

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Malta is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2002
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Malta

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Blood donations by MSMs in Malta is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Gay men are banned from donating blood
Sources:
Personal experiences
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Conversion therapy in Malta

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Conversion therapy in Malta is banned.

Current status
Since Dec 6, 2016
Banned
Anyone who tries to "change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression" will be fined up to 10,000 euros or even jailed for up to a year.
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Until Dec 2019
Ambiguous
The only person to offer a form of conversion therapy is Gordon Manche, a pastor. This is not illegal, but nor is it legal. Since it mainly involves just counselling then it is fine in the eyes of the current law.
Sources:
Maltese Media
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Equal age of consent in Malta

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Equal age of consent in Malta is equal.

Current status
Since Aug 20, 1998
Equal
In 1998, Malta's age of consent became equalized at 18.
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