LGBT Rights in Mtarfa Council

Mtarfa is governed by federal Malta law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Mtarfa

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Homosexual activity in Mtarfa is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 29, 1973
Legal
In 1973, homosexuality was decriminalized in Malta by the Prime Minister, Dom Mintoff.
Sources:
Cleaning up after a troll
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Same-sex marriage in Mtarfa

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Same-sex marriage in Mtarfa is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2017
Legal
Same-sex marriage became legal in Malta under the Marriage Act and other Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017; replacing the heterosexual definition of marriage with gender-neutral language.
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Apr 15, 2014–Sep 1, 2017
Civil unions (marriage rights)
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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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mtarfa

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mtarfa 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 Mtarfa

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Right to change legal gender in Mtarfa is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Mar 2015
Legal, no restrictions
The Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act removed the need for trans people in Malta to undergo surgery, sterilization and obtain a diagnosis of mental illness in order to legally change their gender.
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Until Mar 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery, sterilization and a diagnosis of mental illness is required before legally change gender can be changed.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mtarfa

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mtarfa is recognized.

Current status
Since Sep 6, 2017
Recognized
The Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act provided a method for individuals to apply to have identification documents, including passport, updated with an "X" gender marker.
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LGBT discrimination in Mtarfa

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LGBT discrimination in Mtarfa is illegal.

Current status
Since Jun 1, 2014
Illegal
The Constitution of Malta bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity since 2014.
Malta's hate crime laws include both gender identity and sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mtarfa

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LGBT employment discrimination in Mtarfa 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 Mtarfa

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LGBT housing discrimination in Mtarfa 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 Mtarfa

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Same-sex adoption in Mtarfa 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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Serving openly in military in Mtarfa

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Serving openly in military in Mtarfa is legal.

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

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Blood donations by MSMs in Mtarfa is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2022
Legal
Since September 2022, gay and bisexual men can legally donate blood within Malta after the same defferal period as heterosexual people.
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Sep 20, 2019–Sep 1, 2022
Banned (1-year deferral)
MSMs can now donate blood, but with a 1-year deferral. Deferral may be trimmed down to 4 months.
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Conversion therapy in Mtarfa

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Conversion therapy in Mtarfa 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 Mtarfa

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Equal age of consent in Mtarfa is equal.

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