Italy: Local Church Celebrates Same Sex Union

Written by scott on June 4th, 2013

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A church near Naples, Italy celebrated the union of a gay couple this weekend. Gay Star News reports:

A minor Italian Church has celebrated a same-sex ‘pact of love’ between two men near Naples, Italy, Saturday morning. It was the first same-sex union celebrated in the Campania region and one of the first unions celebrated in southern Italy. The pact, called ‘marriage’ by the two newly-wed husbands and by the local press, is not valid under the Italian law, but has been welcomed by the Italian LGBT community.

Italy’s long cold shoulder to gay rights may finally be starting to thaw, after a civil unions law was proposed this week and a mayor who supports gay unions in Rome pulled ahead in the race.

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