Italy battle over gay civil unions heads for the streets

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted legislation allowing gay couples to have their relationships legally recognised and protectedItaly’s battle over legalising same-sex civil unions is about to get heated, with supporters and opponents ready to take to the streets as lawmakers address the deeply divisive issue. Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted legislation allowing gay couples to have their relationships legally recognised and protected. A bill, which the Senate will start examining on Thursday, is the first to get to parliament.

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