The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, held a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. The Royal Gazette reported today that voters rejected both options by 69 percent and 63 percent, respectively. Show More Summary
A large majority of voters in Bermuda rejected same-sex marriage and civil unions in a referendum held yesterday. Sixty-nine percent voted against same-sex marriage while 63 percent voted against civil unions. However, The Royal Gazette reports that… Read The post Large Majority Reject Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage in Voter Referendum: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, will hold a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. Since the results will be non-binding, the government will not be required to take action based on the results. Show More Summary
But the bishops are silent on the Church’s teaching against homosexuality, and some even suggest same-sex civil unions as an alternative.
Pope Francis said this week that Catholic public officials should not be obliged to celebrate same-sex marriages or civil unions. His comments come a week after Italy became the last country in Western Europe to provide for same-sex civil partnership… Read The post Pope Francis: Catholic Officials Should Be Allowed To Opt Out Of Same-Sex Marriages appeared first on Towleroad.
The bill passed with 369 votes in favor and 193 against.
A group of mostly right-wing lawmakers in Italy have said they intend to hold a referendum to overturn same-sex civil unions, approved earlier this week. Members of Silvio Berlusconi‘s Forza Italia, the far-right Northern League and various oth… Read The post Italian Right Wing Conservatives Plan Referendum to Overturn Civil Unions Legislation: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
The Italian parliament has voted to legalize same-sex civil unions, becoming the last European Union country to do so. The vote was 372 to 51,...
On one side stand the elderly, those who suffered before any of us were even born. They stomached slaps and punches, got kicked out of their homes, swallowed insults from their mothers and fathers, and endured beatings and humiliation from the police...They endured a lot and dealt with a lot of fear, but they also had plenty of fun, I'm sure. Show More Summary
The country's Parliament passed the bill despite opposition from the Catholic Church and conservative politicians. Rights advocates hailed the vote, but many hoped the legislation would go further.
Italy has been a major exception among Western nations in its lack of recognition for same-sex couples.
Italy’s parliament voted Wednesday in favor of a new law legalizing same-sex civil unions, extending new rights to gay and lesbian couples in the country. The country has lagged far behind its European counterparts in its protections and rights granted to gay couples; the new law is the first to recognize gay couples in the country’s history. Show More Summary
Monuments around Rome were lit up on rainbow colors Wednesday night following the passage of a same-sex civil union bill earlier in the day. The Trevi Fountain was one of the high profile monuments lit up in the colors synonymous with gay rights and… Read The post Rome Goes Rainbow To Celebrate Civil Union Vote – PHOTOS, VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
The law, opposed by the Vatican, stops short of gay marriage but brings Italy more in line with other Western European countries.
Earlier today, Italy’s parliament voted 369-193 in favor of same-sex civil unions. Before this vote, Italy was the only country in Western Europe with no legal form of recognition for same-sex couples. While the new law includes tax,...Show More Summary
ROME (Reuters) - The Italian parliament cleared the way to approving same-sex civil unions and granting some rights to unmarried heterosexual couples in a confidence vote on Wednesday called by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to force the...Show More Summary
Gay rights activists hailed vote as historic, given Italy is last of the European Union's 28 nations to grant legal recognition to civil unions
Italian parliament votes to pass a bill legalizing same-sex civil unions.
Italy has voted to legalize gay civil unions in final passage of a bill that would have forced Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to resign had the vote failed. The Local reports: In order to speed up the bill’s passage, Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi… Read The post Italy Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions in Confidence Vote for Prime Minister appeared first on Towleroad.
ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament on Wednesday on a bill introducing same-sex unions and giving some rights to unmarried heterosexual couples.