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Revealed: Malta now leads the world for gay rights

Malta is top of the world when it comes to gay rights.

The island has been crowned the global leaders on LGBTIQ rights, with policies ranging from equal marriage to gender-neutral marking on identity cards.

This year, Malta ranked more progressive on these fronts than all of the most liberal western and northern European countries, according to an annual gay rights index.

The island beat Scotland, which had held the title for two years.

The league table measures each country in Europe against a number of factors, including legal representation, protection and policy for LGBTI people.

ILGA Europe said Malta had made ‘significant progress’ on its LGBTI laws in recent years and had the best legal recognition of intersex people in the world.

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