Homophobia becomes a crime in Italian sportby Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.05.06
Italian sports authorities have taken a clear position in support of LGBT rights. In an historic decision, Italy's National Olympic Committee unanimously approved an amendment to its statute, which introduces the crime of homophobia. CONI president Giovanni Malagò said that the measure follows the indications from the Prime Minister's Office. Organisations for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Italians hale this as a great achievement in the field of rights and protection from homophobic discrimination in sport. Especially in a country, such as Italy, that still doesn't have a national law against this type of crime.
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