Tag Archives: Italy

ITALY: Court Recognizes Citizenship Of Foreign-Born Child Of Gay Parents

Via Reuters: An Italian court has for the first time recognised the legal status of a child born to a gay couple in a ruling, made public on Wednesday, that challenges the country’s official stance on marriage only being between a man and a woman. Italy, where the Roman Catholic church still has a great influence on politics, does not …

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Day Three Of Vatican Marriage Meeting

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VATICAN: American Anti-Gay Religious Leaders To Attend Meeting On Marriage

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: Next week, American Religious Right leaders including the Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore, pastor Rick Warren, Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput, and Latter-Day Saints official Henry Eyring will be joining opponents of LGBT equality from around the world at an interfaith conference on the “complementarity of man and woman in marriage” hosted by …

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VATICAN: Topless Femen Trio Arrested After Simulating Anal Sex With Crucifixes

Via the International Business Times: Three topless Femen demonstrators have been dragged away from St. Peter’s Square after simulating anal sex with crucifixes in a protest against the Pope outside the Vatican. The women crouched on all fours and re-enacted sex with crosses while shouting anti-papal remarks including “a world without religion, a parliament without a pope” and “god is …

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ITALY: Phone Ad Features Gay Parents

JMG reader Andrea says this is the “first portrayal of gay parenthood in an Italian ad.” She adds, “The voice is of Fabio Volo, a famous Italian writer and radio personality. In 2005 he praised Zapatero’s speech when marriage equality became reality in Spain.”

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ITALY: Six LGBT Activists Charged With “Disgusting” Kissing At Anti-Gay Protest

Via Gay Star News: Six LGBTI rights activists have been charged with disturbing the peace because they kissed at an anti-gay protest in March. The public prosecutor’s office notified the six of the charges earlier this month. The three men and three women held a spontaneous, uncoordinated protest against an anti-gay group Sentinelle in Piedi, Standing Sentries, in Perugia, central …

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Sister Cristina – Like A Virgin

In June this Ursuline nun won Italy’s version of The Voice. Her new single has racked up 1.5M views in the last 48 hours. The label has disabled comments at YouTube, which is unusual for pop releases.

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ITALY: Mayor Of Rome Registers Sixteen Foreign Same-Sex Marriages

Via Bloomberg: Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino today defied Italian law by transcribing 16 same-sex marriages that were celebrated abroad onto city hall registers. “Today is a special day that I hope will soon become a normal day,” Marino posted on his social media account along with pictures of himself wearing the mayor’s sash, posing with the smiling couples and their …

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Italy Allows First Gay Adoption

Via The Local: A gay couple in Italy has become the first to be allowed to adopt a child. Rome’s Juvenile Court agreed to the adoption of a child by a lesbian couple, La Repubblica reported on Friday. The five-year-old is the daughter of one of the two partners, who were married abroad. It is the first case of a …

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ITALY: Archbishop Says Proposed Hate Speech Law Harkens Back To Fascism

According to Archbishop Luigi Negri, Italy’s proposed anti-homophobia hate speech law will drag his nation back to the days of Mussolini.  The archbishop warned that the bill which proposes to criminalize “homophobia,” will introduce “for the first time since the end of fascism 70 years ago, a crime of opinion that evokes the dark and troubled times, long subdued and …

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Advertisers Snark On World Cup Biter

Here’s what happened today: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game. The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. It happened about a minute …

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VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis Holds Private Mass With President Of Viciously Anti-Gay Manif Pour Tous

Pope Francis today held a private mass with Ludovine Rochere, the president of France’s viciously anti-gay Manif Pour Tous, which held many massive and often violent rallies during the battle for same-sex marriage.  From the right wing newspaper Le Figaro (via Google Translate): The Pope “listened very carefully,” according to the president of Manif Pour Tous, Ludovine Rochere, in a …

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ITALY: Court Recognizes Marriage Of Gay Couple, Orders City To List Them

In a first for Italy, yesterday a court recognized the marriage of a gay couple. Giuseppe Chigiotti and and Stefano Bucci married in New York City in 2012. The court in Grosseto in Tuscany ordered the city council to list the couple, who had their wedding in New York in 2012, as married in a ruling that was immediately hailed …

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ITALY: Venice Begins Secession Vote

The Italian region of Veneto yesterday began voting in a secession referendum. La Serenissima — or the Most Serene Republic of Venice — was an independent trading power for a millennium before its last leader was deposed by Napoleon in 1797. The republic encompassed not just Venice but what is now the surrounding region of Veneto and it is there …

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ITALY: American Hate Group Allowed To Defend Against Marriage Equality Lawsuit

According to a press release from Alliance Defending Freedom, the US-based hate group has been granted permission to intervene as a third party in defense of Italy’s ban on same-sex marriage. “The people of Italy recognize that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life, especially for children who deserve both a mom and a dad,” said Senior …

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And She Named The Baby “Francis”

Seriously. (Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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ITALY: Local Manif Pour Tous Wing Stages Rome Rally Against Hate Crimes Bill

The Italian Senate is considering an expansion of its hate crimes laws to include LGBT citizens. This week the new Italian wing of France’s neo-Nazi affiliated Manif Pour Tous held a rally in protest. Via the anti-gay LifeSiteNews: A large rally was held in Rome against the bill organized by the recently formed Manif Pour Tous Italia, a civil liberties …

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Italian IOC Member Slams U.S. For Sending “Four Lesbians” To Sochi

Italy’s senior IOC member today denounced the United States for including gays in its delegation to Sochi. Via Sports Illustrated: “It’s absurd that a country like that sends four lesbians to Russia just to demonstrate that in their country gay rights have (been established),” Mario Pescante said at an Italian Olympic Committee meeting in Milan on Wednesday, in comments widely …

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ITALY: Party Leader Threatens To End Coalition Government Over Gay Marriage

Via the Times Of Malta: Il Tempo reports Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Angelino Alfano [PHOTO]  has said the new centre-right party he leads would leave the government if the centre-left Democratic Party proposes legalising gay marriage in a government pact. Premier Enrico Letta, of the PD, started talks on Tuesday with the parties supporting his left-right coalition government …

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