Gay marriage in Italy, one step forwards two steps back

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.04.26
Gay marriage in Italy, one step forwards two steps back
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There has been another set-back for gay marriage in Italy, this time from the Court of Rome, which has rejected the appeal of two women who were married in Portugal. They were appealing against the refusal of the city’s civic office to transcribe their union. The decision was taken on the grounds that “the couple getting married must be of different genders, as currently required by Italian law for the same legal identity reasons as for the act of marriage.” This also reiterates what has already been pointed out by the Supreme Court, i.e., that it is becoming increasingly clear that in Italy there is a legislative vacuum that will not be filled until Parliament passes a law to extend the union of marriage to homosexual couples.

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