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Labour Leader advocates LBGT persons’ rights to a family

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Labour Leader advocates LBGT persons' rights to a familyLabour leader Joseph Muscat in a visit to Xewkija this morning, advocated LGBT persons’ right to a family, criticising the Minister for Justice Minister Chris Said for saying that same sex couples should not be considered as families by the state.

Dr Muscat said that in the 1960s discussions on the controversial issue caused many problems, but people gained courage to speak out about it.

The Labour Leader spoke about the current situation in Gozo, particularly work related issues, saying that a Labour plan for Gozo was to create jobs in Gozo for Gozitans. With an economic plan aimed at strengthening Gozo’s economy with tourism – which is important to the Gozitan economy, manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries.

Dr Muscat also said that the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health should respond to the “very serious claims of the former Head of the Oncology Department Dr Stephen Brincat, who said he found interference even in those who should be admitted to hospital for cancer care and those who should not.” The Labour Leader continued, “These are matters that are not even heard of in third world countries.”

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