• Crowd rallies in Rome against civil unions and gay adoption

    Crowd rallies in Rome against civil unions and gay adoption

    • Jan 30, 2016

    ROME — A vast crowd of Italians gathered in Rome’s Circus Maximus Saturday to “defend the family and children,” protesting a proposed law that would establish civil unions for gay couples and grant those couples full adoption rights. Called “Family Day,” the rally was organized in response to a bill

  • Pope Francis sends mixed signals on civil unions for gay couples

    Pope Francis sends mixed signals on civil unions for gay couples

    • Jan 27, 2016

    Last weekend, tens of thousands of Italians took to at least 100 piazzas up and down the country to demonstrate their support for a measure currently before the Italian parliament, and backed by the governing center-left majority, to provide civil unions for same-sex couples along with full adoption rights. On

  • Italy is divided over the effort to legalize civil unions for gays

    Italy is divided over the effort to legalize civil unions for gays

    • Jan 26, 2016

    ROME — Six years ago, Andrea Rubera married his partner in Canada, where the couple later became parents of three young children. But when they returned to their native Italy, a transformation occurred. Rubera suddenly became a single man, and his legally recognized husband in Canada became his single male

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