Opposition leader Simon Busuttil is insisting that the decision to abstain on the Civil Unions Bill was the only available option in the circumstances and refutes the charge that the PN was not bold enough to take a stand.

In an interview with Times of Malta in the wake of last Monday’s historic vote, Dr Busuttil argued that the Opposition did take a position, contrary to what has been claimed by many, as it gave a detailed explanation prior to the vote.

The party has been arguing all along that the issue of civil unions and gay adoptions should have been tackled in separate bills. Dr Busuttil said that on a personal level he was all out in favour of civil unions but had reservations on gay adoptions.

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