This video says about itself:
15 April 2014
Malta’s gay community celebrates new law recognising same-sex partnerships as marriages
Malta’s Labour Prime Minister Joseph Muscat joined around 1,000 people celebrating a new law on the Mediterranean island which recognises same-sex marriage on a legal par with marriage and gives gay couples the right to adopt.
The opposition Nationalist party abstained from the vote and said it had reservations about gay adoptions claiming 80 percent of the population were against the law.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
‘Gay conversion therapy‘ becomes illegal in Malta
Malta has introduced a ban on therapies that aim to ‘cure’ homosexuals from their orientation. The law was passed unanimously by parliament.
Therapists who go wrong may get a prison sentence or fine. The same applies to medical professionals who prescribe such therapies.
So far in Europe, therapies ‘curing’ LGBTQ people had not been punishable anywhere. Only in some states in the United States, it is forbidden by law to treat minors because of their sexual orientation.
Gay advocacy group COC in the Netherlands has asked Minister [of Health] Schippers two years ago to have such a ban. The minister said she did not need new rules, because these treatments in the Netherlands are considered to be inadequate therapies. Against that, the Inspectorate for Healthcare can act.
Anchored North: ‘Cult-like’ Evangelical Christian group condemned after video claiming gay people can change through prayer. ‘Any form of ‘therapy’ that attempts to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity is unethical and wrong’: here.
AN ESTIMATED 700,000 LGBTQ AMERICANS HAVE GONE THROUGH CONVERSION THERAPY At some point in their lives. [HuffPost]