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The parliamentary family affairs committee met this afternoon to discuss civil marriage in Malta.

The committee is chaired by Nationalist MP Jean-Pierre Farrugia and includes government MPs Charlò Bonnici and Jesmond Mugliett. The Opposition is represented by Justyne Caruana and Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

All MPs stressed the importance of marriage and agreed that marriage should be encouraged by the state, in the light of increasing numbers of persons choosing to cohabit and have children without marrying.


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