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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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Third Chicago Mayoral Candidate Endorses Civil Unions Bill

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico said Sunday he supports civil unions for same-sex couples and will urge state lawmakers to legalize them when the General Assembly meets this week.

“To me, it’s a matter of basic fairness and decency, and it ought to pass,” Chico said during a meeting held by a dozen members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a North Side restaurant, Ann Sather.

Chicago’s mayor, however, has little ability to recognize same-sex couples with civil unions. Chico acknowledged that if state legislation does not pass, it’s unlikely he would push for a Chicago-only measure should he become mayor.

Full Story from The Chicago Tribune

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