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Vatican gets embroiled in Italy’s ‘banned books’ fray

Friday, August 28, 2015
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A formulaic blessing by Pope Francis of a lesbian children's book publisher and her partner had been interpreted by the press as an endorsement of their lifestyle. ...

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The mayor of Venice wants to ban Gay Pride

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
"There will be no gay pride in my Venice," mayor Luigi Brugnaro told La Repubblica  newspaper.
Luigi Brugnaro described the event as both "farcical" and "kitsch." ...

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Pope advised to condemn marriage equality

Thursday, August 13, 2015
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Half a million Catholics have signed a petition asking Pope Francis to call same-sex marriage "unnatural." ...

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Italy: Lower House approves motion on same-sex civil unions

Thursday, June 11, 2015
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The motion commits the government "to promote the adoption of a law on civil unions, particularly with regard to the condition of the people of same sex". ...

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Pope Francis to lunch with gay, transgender, HIV positive prison inmates

Friday, March 20, 2015
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The Italian news site Vatican Insider reports the Pontiff will lunch with about 90 prisoners on Saturday as as part of a day trip to Southern Italy. ...

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Italy’s highest appeals court rejects same‑sex marriage

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Italy's highest appeals court on Monday rejected same-sex marriage, saying there was nothing in the Constitution that requires the government to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. ...

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Court in Italy grants legal status to child born to same-sex couple

Thursday, January 8, 2015
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A court in Italy has, for the first time, recognized the legal status of a child born to a same-sex couple. ...

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Former Italian premier promotes legalizing same-sex civil unions in Italy

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi
ROME -- Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage. In Rome, where politicians are sensitive to Vatican policy, the leader of Italy's largest center-right party told reporters Thursday that ...

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Rome mayor registers 16 gay marriages in open defiance of Italy’s government

Saturday, October 18, 2014
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ROME -- The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano ...

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Italian mayor wants to ban public kissing between same-sex couples

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Gianluca Buonanno
The mayor of the town of Borgosesia in northern Italy, says he wants to ban public displays of affection between members of the same-sex. Gianluca Buonanno, a member of the Italian parliament for the right-wing Northern League party, has proposed ...

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