How Does the Average Joe Feel About Gay Marriage?
As the government gets ever-closer to passing a bill that will give gay people’s relationship an official status, IGGY FENECH asks the general public how they feel about the issue.
It was a hot topic during last year’s election and has been the go-to over-dinner conversation since divorce was legislated in 2011. Indeed it seems to be the million-dollar question afflicting many-a-Maltese in this day and age, and although there is more to liberalism than gay people’s right to get married, it’s a good place to start.
So I went out and asked the average Joe and Cetta, how they felt about two men or two women tying the knot:
“I don’t see a problem, particularly because it doesn’t affect me in the least. I’m averse to gay couples adopting, however.” says Renzo Farrugia, 36.
“It’s unnatural. Marriage is the institution that society functions around; it always has been and should always remain between a man and a woman.” Marisa Brincat, 45, tells us.
“No comment.” says Karl Falzon, 29.
“Why shouldn’t I be allowed to marry my boyfriend? What happens if he’s ill and I need to visit him in hospital or if I die and my family fight him for half of what we have worked for together? We have no security in our relationships, nothing to hold us back from screwing each other over. It’s ridiculous.” Marlon Mifsud, 42, argues.
“I don’t get why anyone would want to get married. I was married once, it’s so overrated!” says Deborah Mallia, 34.
“I don’t get why people are making such a fuss about gay marriage, surely the legalisation of marijuana is a more pressing matter?” a 26-year-old who wishes to remain anonymous, tells us.
“Maltese people are too much up each other’s business. If gay people want to get married then who’s the boss of them? If a pregnant woman wants to undergo an abortion, why shouldn’t she be allowed to? Live and let live, people, live and let live!” says a 23 year old, David De Giorgio.
What do you think of gay people getting married? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments box below!