Same-sex marriages and other same-sex relationships with formal recognition in other jurisdictions will be automatically recognised in the ACT as a Civil Union under new laws introduced by Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay today. The ACT...Show More Summary
Last week, after an earthquake hit Italy leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless, Father Giovanni Cavalcoli went on conservative Catholic station Radio Maria with an explanation for why it happened: The Gays.
He called such unions an “offense to the family and the dignity of marriage."
Just when you thought the Catholic church was finally softening its hardline stance against homosexuality, one Italian priest had to go and blow it for everyone, blaming gay civil unions for a series of catastrophic earthquakes that killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more. Classy. Read more...
The BBC reports: The Vatican has condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station after a broadcast said the recent earthquakes in Italy were “God’s punishment” for gay civil unions. The remarks, made on the station Radio Maria, were “offensive and scandalous”, the Vatican said. Show More Summary
An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were "divine punishment" for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath. Father Giovanni Cavalcoli,...Show More Summary
The Vatican denounced a right-wing Catholic radio station on Friday for blaming the recent earthquakes in Italy on the country’s passage of civil unions for gay couples. In a statement on its website, the station, Radio Maria, said it had suspe… Read The post Vatican Denounces Right-Wing Catholic Radio Host for Blaming Italian Earthquakes on Gay Sin appeared first on Towleroad.
Faith brought them together, but love gave them the courage to stay together. Two 44-year-old former nuns tied the knot during a civil union ceremony in Italy on Wednesday, in defiance of the Roman Catholic Church’s long-held opposition...Show More Summary
Two former nuns were joined in a civil union in Italy on Wednesday in a ceremony coming only four months after the heavily Catholic country approved same-sex partnerships. Identified only as Isabel and Federica, they met three years ago doing charitable work with drug addicts and gradually fell in love,...
"God wants people happy."
The Associated Press reports: After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. Show More Summary
Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has said she intends to send a bill legalizing same-sex marriage to Congress in the first half of 2017. Same-sex civil unions became legal in Chile last October. RELATED: Chilean President Signs Bill...Show More Summary
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi officiated the first ever same-sex civil union to take place there, three months after a law recognizing them came into effect. Italy became the last European Union member to accept such unions. Luca de Sario, 30, and Francisco Raffaele Villarusso, 43, were initially planning on having their ceremony in Spain. Related: Italy’s [...]
A gay couple became the first in Rome to enter into a civil union over the weekend after Italy voted to legalize same-sex civil unions earlier this year.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi officiated the city’s first same-sex civil union on Saturday. Luca de Sario and Francisco Raffaele Villarusso had moved to Spain and considered entering into the union there. However, they moved back to Italy after a law all… Read The post Rome Mayor Officiates City’s First Same-Sex Civil Union: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
The country's parliament voted to approve changing the civil code on Thursday.
Some pleasant news to end a day otherwise full of hate. Via the Associated Press: Lawmakers in Aruba have voted to grant same-sex couples the right to register their unions and receive benefits granted to married people on the Dutch Caribbean island. Show More Summary
Congratulations to Paolo Bordogna and his manager Adalberto Ruggeri who have tied the knot in Ozzano, near Bologna, within weeks of Italy recognising civil unions. Foto Schicchi
The province is scheduled to vote on gay clergy and blessing civil unions. When the global Anglican Communion censored the Episcopal Church in the United States for redefining marriage eight months ago, it warned that similar actions...Show More Summary
Same-sex couples have begun receiving civil unions in Italy, months after the nation became the last in Western Europe to provide some measure of marriage rights for its LGBT citizenry. Same-sex civil units were finally approved by Italy’s parl… Read The post Gay Civil Unions Have Begun Taking Place in Italy – PHOTOS, VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.