Italian Support for Marriage Equality Reaches a Majority

Written by scott on May 27th, 2015

titleItalian public opinion has moved decisively in favour of legally recognising same sex couples after Ireland`s “Yes” to gay marriage, the first poll issued since the landmark referendum revealed Wednesday.

The survey published by Italian daily La Stampa found that 51 percent of voters would support gay marriage in a country where the Catholic Church still wields considerable political influence.

Just over two thirds, 67 percent, said they were in favour of civil unions but opposition to adoption by lesbian and gay couples remains high at 73 percent.

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  1. Mr Eric G. Osterberg says:

    Now this is wonderful news. The general public is better educated and is showing that they are less likely to accept the negative exclusion of people their religious leaders have been preaching. These religious fanatics who refuse to learn are digging their heels in and burying themselves while the rest of us are moving on to a more loving inclusive civilization.

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