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Italy: Rome Civil Unions Registry Planned, Mayor Says

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Tpme Mayor Ignazio MarinoFollowing in the footsteps of a similar plan in Naples, the mayor of Rome announced that the city will created a Rome civil unions registry.

On Top Magazine reports:

Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, on Saturday announced he would back plans for a civil union registry and the registration of gay couples’ foreign marriages. According to the blog Agere per Formulas, Marino made his announcement moments before the start of Rome’s Gay Pride Parade, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The news comes after Fano late last month became the first Italian town to register the marriage of a gay couple without a court order and Luigi De Magistris, the mayor of Naples, signaled his willingness to register the foreign marriages of gay couples.

Italy’s big cities are starting to come around to LGBT rights – will the federal government come around too?

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Italy, USA: New Rome Mayor Promised Civil Unions for City

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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The Rome mayoral candidate, Ignazion Marino, who promised to bring civil unions for gays and lesbians to Rome, was just elected to the job. Linda Giovanna Zambanini reports:

Ignazio Marino (Pd – center-left party), the Gay-friendly Roman mayoral candidate who has promised to bring Civil Unions and LGBT civil rights to Rome, was elected yesterday in a landslide victory over Rome’s right wing neo-Fascist Mayor, Gianni Alemanno (Pdl – Berlusconi’s party).

“We freed Rome from the fascists,” chanted Mr Marino’s supporters at their victory rally, referring to Mr. Alemanno’s neo-fascist street thug origins. In 2008, Alemanno became Rome’s first right-wing mayor since WWII, bringing a homophobic chill to the air.

Mayor Marino, said that Rome, as the capital, would now guide Italy with its moral leadership toward a more progressive future. In a stunning victory, the Pd swept Italian mayoral elections, electing liberal Gay-friendly candidates in ALL 16 big towns and cities across Italy.

In interviews Marino has said: “I believe homosexuals must have recognition of the same rights as everyone else. Respect of rights is fundamental.” and ” It’s not possible that a city like Rome there continues to be crimes and offenses driven by homophobia. In my city I don’t want violence of this type and I will fight it.” And “Diversity is a resource.” He also said he and his administration would go further, to introduce school programs to educate children on gay rights.

Congratulations to Rome, for electing this breath of fresh air to replace the stench of Fascist homophobia! Avanti!

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Italy: Mayoral Candidate in Rome Pledges to Allow Same Sex Unions

Monday, May 13th, 2013

RomeIn the city that wraps around the Vatican, home to one of the staunchest opponents of marriage equality, Mayoral candidate Ignazio Marino says he would allow same sex unions. Dot429 reports:

Rome’s candidate for mayor, Ignazio Marino, made the announcement on Monday that if elected, he would allow same-sex unions. Marino believes the children of Rome should be introduced and educated regarding gay and lesbian equality. Mariano is running against three other candidates. The election takes place on May 26 and 27.

Wouldn’t that be amazing? I’ll bet the Pope is not happy…

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