The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Italy’s Vatican-inspired rejection of civil unions and gay marriage.
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights condemned Italy on Tuesday for failing to provide legal recognition to same-sex couples and said the country should introduce some form of civil union for homosexual couples.
The Naples appeals court stated that its decision would not apply to Italian homosexual couples who "married" or entered into a legal civil union outside Italy.
Pink News reports: Gay couples flocked to civil registry offices in Chile to schedule the first same-sex civil unions since they were approved in the country earlier this year. Thursday (July 9) was the first day that couples could apply...Show More Summary
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Via the Jerusalem Post: The Knesset voted down two bills regarding civil unions and marriage on Wednesday with a majority vote of 50 to 39 for each bill. The first bill, proposed by Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie sought to create civil unions,...Show More Summary
An Italian lawmaker is into his second week of a hunger strike to push for a debate on civil unions and same-sex marriage, reports Pink News. Ivan Scalfarotto aims to highlight the fact that Italy is the only major European state that does not provid… The post Italian Lawmaker Hunger Strikes To Highlight ‘Unbearable’ Ban on Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on Towleroad.
In today’s “sore loser” news, two new anti-gay ballot initiatives were filed in Colorado Thursday. The first would redefine all Coloradan gay marriages as civil unions; the second would allow a special contractor to be hired in the… The post Colorado Ballot Measure Seeks to Redefine Same-Sex Marriage as Civil Unions appeared first on Towleroad.
Via the Denver Post: A proposed ballot initiative filed Thursday would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to gay marriage to hire a contractor to serve the couples. Show More Summary
Openly gay Ivan Scalfarotto says he will not eat until the inequality ends. read more
A junior minister in the Italian government has gone on hunger strike in a protest aimed at speeding up moves to introduce civil unions for gay couples. Ivan Scalfarotto, 49, said in his blog he was aiming to force discussion of the issue into the mainstream and rally the support of “all...
Australia, which currently allows civil unions between same sex couples, is the next country with an opportunity to approve nationwide marriage equality.
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Rome on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s attempt to push a civil union bill through parliament, waving signs in opposition to same-sex marriage, AFP reports: Holding aloft banners rea… The post 300,000 People Gather in Rome to Protest Gay Unions: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
While France, Ireland, and the U.K. have already enacted marriage equality, Italy still struggles with offering any legal recognition to same-sex couples. read more
LGBT rights could soon be changing for the Mediterranean nation.
ANSA Politics reports: Italy's Lower House on Wednesday approved a motion on same-sex civil unions promoted by the Democratic Party. It was the first such motion from any party to gain the approval of MPs in the Lower House after several other motions were rejected. Show More Summary
The bill was voted down 215 to 146.
Lawmakers in Poland have overwhelmingly voted against any discussion on a proposal to provide for civil partnerships
By a vote of 215-146, Polish lawmakers have rejected placing a civil unions bill on the agenda for the coming legislative session. Nearly 100 legislators reportedly abstained or refused to vote. This is the fourth consecutive year that such an action was rejected. Show More Summary
The Hong Kong legislature is set to debate the legalisation of civil unions between gay couples this year, reports Gay Star News. [ more › ]