A whopping 85 percent of Italians oppose adoption by homosexuals.
Thousands turn out to protest a proposed civil unions bill that would finally offer some legal recognition to Italy's same-sex couples.
A massive protest was held in Italy by “pro-family” groups opposed to the legalization of gay civil unions which are under consideration in Italian parliament. Reports on the numbers at the protests vary. Reuters reports: Hundreds of thou… Read The post Thousands March Against Gay Civil Unions and Adoption in Italy: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Thousands of people filled Rome’s Circus Maximus on Saturday to protest a proposal to legally recognize same-sex civil unions in Italy, the only county in Western Europe not to do so. Around 1,500 buses were chartered from across Italy to bring the protesters, who filled the ancient Roman chariot...
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The last major Western democracy without legal recognition for same-sex couples, Italy could vote on the matter as soon as Tuesday. read more
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As Italy struggles to enact civil unions, the pontiff continues to send mixed messages.
When the Italian government attempted to introduce same-sex unions in 2007, local documentary maker Gustav Hofer was on hand to film the political effort behind the bill as it stuttered and died in the face of stiff Catholic opposition. Now, nine years later, as the Italian Senate prepares to debate...
As we previously reported, thousands of people took to the streets in Italy over the weekend to voice their support for a proposed bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions. Italy is currently the only western European nation… Read The post What Do Everyday Italians Think of the Proposed Gay Civil Unions Bill? – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Years after a similar effort failed, lawmakers are confronting an issue that remains a wide divide between Italy and most of the rest of the West.
People from nearly 100 different cities in Italy marched in rallies on Saturday to support equality for same-sex couples.
Bearing signs that read “It’s time to be civilized. Wake up Italy,” thousands gathered in Rome and in gay rights protests around Italy in support of a civil union bill that is under consideration by the parliament, a bill that would… Read The post Thousands Rally Across Italy in Support of Gay Civil Union Bill appeared first on Towleroad.
Demonstrators flooded the streets in cities across Italy, urging their government to legally recognize unions for same-sex couples.
Italy is the last western European country with no legal protections for same-sex couples. Protesters in the mostly Catholic nation are advocating a civil union bill that goes to Parliament next week.
ROME (Reuters) - Thousands of Italians took to the streets on Saturday in support of gay civil unions as the battle over legal recognition for homosexual couples heats up ahead of a bill to be debated in parliament.