Transgender people to be awarded the right to marry
Government reaches out of court settlement for Joanne Cassar to drop proceedings in European Court of Human Rights.
3 April 2013, 12:00am
Cassar was recognised by the state as a woman after gender reassignment, but she was not allowed to marry under Maltese laws.
Civil liberties mininster Helena Dalli said she would present an amendment to Article 8 of the Marriage Act so that people who apply for publication of marriage banns after having their gender reassigned, do not find difficulties from the director of the public registry.
Dalli said the agreement with Cassar was reached after meeting between the Attorney General and her lawyer Dr David Camilleri.
Dalli also said the government will present a Bill regulating the identification of transgender people.
The government will also pay Cassar's legal expenses.
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