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Italian Democrats to Introduce Civil Partnership Bill

Matteo Renzi, the newly elected secretary of Italian Democratic Party, announced on Sunday that he will introduce a civil partnership bill in Italy, Agere per Formulas reports:

Renzi-milanoThe Civil partnership bill, which is not yet published, will allow straight and gay couples to register their partnership before the Registrar of Marriage and Births. The bill will amend the Italian Civil Code and provide the same rights and obligations of marriage.

Due to the most conservative wing of the Italian Government the bill will not provide adoption rights (even stepchild adoption). Further expansions of the bill will be considered in the future.

In the coming days the bill will be published and according to Renzi will be approved next year.

In these days the Justice Committee of the Italian Senate is considering different bills on the recognition of same-sex relationships - 2 will open marriage to same-sex couples and 3 will establish registered partnerships for straight and gay couples.

Only two Italian parties back Marriage Equality, Sel and the Five Star Movement of Beppe Grillo; Sel leader, Nichi Vendola is openly gay and the Governor of Apulia.

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  1. Italy is actually one of the most accepting places for Gays, its just not talked about explicitly. But you can bring your friend to mama for dinner on Sunday and when he fails to show up one sunday mama will ask what happened to him and when he is coming back and why he is not there....

    Posted by: miami | Dec 19, 2013 5:30:32 PM

  2. Oh no. The Pope is going to have a heart attack.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 19, 2013 6:33:30 PM

  3. That pigf***er Pope Francis is going to show his true side as a result of this - the same hateful, evil, divisive bigot as his predecessor.

    Posted by: MaryM | Dec 20, 2013 4:03:11 AM

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