President-designate Marie-Louise Colerio Preca will have “no problem” signing the Civil Unions Bill which, among others, will be giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children.

Speaking to this morning, Ms Coleiro Preca labelled as “pure speculation” the fact that she would be reluctant to sign the Bill once it came to her as President.

“I was part of the Cabinet that approved that Bill and I know that it was an electoral commitment made by this government prior to the election so I will have no problem signing the Bill,” she said.

She went on to explain that the so-called gay adoptions issue was nothing new as gay people could adopt at present. Moreover, it would be the professionals who would  be deciding what was in the children’s best interest.