In a moment never before seen on Italian TV, a gay couple got engaged.
The proposal took place on Italia's Got Talent, after Les Farfadais, a troupe of acrobatic dancers, performed a routine to "The Power of Love". One of the dancers then got down on one knee, and after his boyfriend said "yes" the couple kissed on stage.
The judges Vanessa Incontrada, Claudio Bisio, Nina Zilli, Luciana Littizzetto and Frank Matano, were as stunned as the audience, who cheered for the couple.
Said the show's host: "I swear that this marriage proposal was not in the lineup."
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Italy, of course, does not have marriage equality but has been making modest moves toward it in recent months.
In February, Italy's highest appeals court ruled that same-sex marriage is not a constitutional right but that gay couples are entitled to certain rights and protections.
Rome's Mayor married 16 gay couples last October in defiance of Italy's laws. Rome has also created a register of civil unions for same-sex couples. Bologna came out in favor of recognizing same-sex unions in September.
Ecco la proposta di matrimonio avvenuta in diretta pochi minuti fa! #IGTPowerOfLove
Posted by Italia's Got Talent Official on Thursday, May 7, 2015