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Italian Town Recognizes Gay Married Couples

Fano gay marriage

Last month an Italian court legally recognized a married gay couple for the first time in the country. Now the town of Fano is following suit and recognizing the marriage of Fausto Schermi and Edwin Van Dijck in the City Registry.

City mayor/registrar Stefano Aguzzi authorized the recognition and is the first mayor in Italy to do so; it will also be his last action as mayor of Fano on May 30. Interestingly, Mayor Aguzzi is politicaly right of center. The marriage and its recognition was quite the celebratory ordeal, and many photos of the couple's happy day have been uploaded to Facebook.

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  1. Mamma Mia and Congratulations!!!

    Posted by: David From Canada | May 30, 2014 10:33:31 AM

  2. "Celebratory ordeal"??? Do you know what ordeal means? "a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one."

    Posted by: SeattleMike | May 30, 2014 12:28:07 PM

  3. Love wins!

    Posted by: DavidR | May 30, 2014 12:38:12 PM

  4. forza!

    Posted by: jaker | May 30, 2014 2:05:19 PM

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