EU court denounce Italy on same-sex unions

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Participants at the Mediterranean Pride 2015 in Naples, Italy, 11 July 2015. The event is held to demand 'equal rights for all' and runs under the slogan 'Love conquers. Free is the culture. Free is the teaching.'

The European Court of Human Rights ordered the Italian government today to introduce legal recognition for same-sex unions


The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Italy's official position against gay marriage and ordered the Italian government to introduce legal recognition for same-sex couples.

ECHR announced today that the unsatisfactory state of the relevant domestic law on the recognition of same-sex unions, is displaying Italy’s prolonged failure to implement a constitutionally recognised fundamental right in an effective manner.

The same-sex marriage case was transferred to the ECHR as six I...


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