Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s hometown has introduced an official register for its same-sex couples. The small town of Arcore, near Milan, northern Italy, is where Berlusconi lives most of the year… The register was voted in by the left-wing majority of the council, but the mayor, Rosalba Colombo, refused to intervene or comment. During the debate, gay lawyer and left-wing politician Paolo Oddi said: ‘I have to thank the town of Arcore. I’ve been living in a same-sex couple for the last 20 years and I know what gay couples want and need.’
Small steps can lead to greater things. We’re hopeful for Italy.