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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 recently sent a notice to local prefects saying any registrations [...]

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Openly gay teen in Rome commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying

Thursday, November 22, 2012
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ROME, Italy -- A 15-year-old openly gay teen has committed suicide after allegedly suffering repeated anti-gay bullying at school and online, according to Rome's chief deputy prosecutor, Pierfilippo Laviani. [...]

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Lady Gaga performs at massive EuroPride rally, calls for end of discrimination

Saturday, June 11, 2011
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Lady Gaga on Saturday evening wowed European audiences with a spectacular performance of her smash hit "Born This Way" and an encore of "Edge of Glory," the culmination of the massise EuroPride in Rome, Italy, in which she called on governments around the world to defend gay rights. [...]

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Gay priest witch hunt snags three on video in nightclubs

Friday, July 23, 2010
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The UK's Daily Mail is reporting that three Catholic priests were caught on tape having sex in Rome's gay nightclubs. The news has reportedly "shocked ... the devoutly Catholic country." [...]

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