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A&C Wedding Ravello, Ravello, Italy – Gay Friendly Wedding Planner

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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Marriage equality is an important right for gay and lesbian couples – love should have no constraints or boundaries.

A symbolic wedding, organized by Wedding Ravello, is always a success – we work with love and passion to make your ceremony unique and beautiful, according to your tastes and budget.

No matter whether you choose a wedding on the beach or in the mountains, we promise that you will have a wedding day that you will never forget.

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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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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: My Gay Friendly Italy, Torino, Italy

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

My Gay Friendly ItalyPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Travel in Torino, Italy. There is so much more to see in Italy than you’d expect, especially for gay travelers. Come with me, and I’ll share my own gay friendly Italy with you – group tours, honeymoons, and custom itineraries for LGBT travelers.

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Italy: Threatening Letter From Vatican Shuts Down Gay Kiss Exhibit

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Gay Kiss Exhibit

Photo by Gonzalo Orquin

The Vatican’s lawyers sent a threatening letter to a gallery in Rome, forcing gallery to cancel a gay exhibit.

Towleroad reports:

The Vatican this week blocked an exhibition of photos by artist Gonzalo Orquin that featured gay couples kissing in Churches in Rome. The exhibition entitled, “Trialogo” was scheduled to open at the Galleria L’Opera. However, once the Vatican sent a letter threatening legal action, declaring, “the church is against the exhibition,” and invoking the Italian constitution to make its case, Orquin consulted with his lawyers and decided to pull the exhibit for “security reasons.” The Huffington Post reports:

Vicariate spokesman Claudio Tanturri told The Local that the photos violate the Italian constitution. “Italian constitutional law safeguards an individual’s religious feeling and the function of places of worship,” he said. “Therefore photos that are not suitable and do not conform to the spirituality of the place offend and infringe upon the advancement of man in the particular place for the expression of faith”.

So now religious freedom extends to blocking photos of churches?

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Europe: Thousands March in Rome, Zagreb for Marriage Equality

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Gay RightsMarchers in both Italy and Croatia called for marriage equality on Saturday, as the Global Post reports. In Rome:

In Rome, gay, lesbian and transgender activists and sympathisers, dancing on floats to electronic music and waving rainbow flags, held up signs reading “In France I can now get married, when in Italy?” “People’s rights cannot be negotiated. Rome will become the capital of rights. There have been too many attacks in the last few years, too many tragedies of loneliness,” the city’s new centre-left mayor Ignazio Marino said.

In Croatia:

A similar march took place in Zagreb, a day after Croatia’s parliament received a petition signed by one-fifth of the country’s voters seeking a referendum that could rule out same-sex marriage. “We have to show that we love Croatia where we live, but it also has to show that it loves all its citizens,” Marko Jurcic, one of the organisers told the rally at a downtown square after an hour-long march. “For Marriage Equality” read a giant pink banner carried at the head of a column of the Gay Pride marchers, escorted by special police who were however less visible than in previous years.

“Croatia’s parliament received a petition signed by one-fifth of the country’s voters seeking a referendum that could rule out same-sex marriage.” Seriously? That’s an amazing number – anyone hear anything else about this part?

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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: Culture Chairman Proposes Civil Unions Bill; Pro Gay Rome Candidate Leads

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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An Italian politician, Giancarlo Galan, is proposing a country-wide civil unions law for gays and lesbians. Pink News reports:

A centre-right Italian politician proposes to introduce a bill this week that would recognise the civil rights of gay couples in same-sex relationships. Giancarlo Galan is confident that he will receive support from colleagues within ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom (PdL) party. “In the PdL, there are many who think like me…Then there are others who do not want to expose themselves, but I have confidence”, Mr Galan, chairman of the House Committee on Culture, said in a television interview on Monday.

In related news, Rome Mayoral candidate Ignazio Marino, who supports civil partnerships, is leading the race. Pink News reports:

A candidate in the race for the mayoral seat in the Italian city of Rome, who promised to introduce same-sex civil unions in the city, has led in the poll by a wide margin, and will now go to a run-off on 9 and 10 June. Ignazio Marino, of the Democratic Party, who is a Senator and a surgeon, said earlier this month that he would introduce the appropriate measures to allow civil unions in the city.

Finally things are moving in Italy on recognition for same-sex couples.

Italy: Marriage Equality/LGBT Rights Updates

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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There’s lots going o in Italy too… after a mayoral candidate in Rome said he would push for recognition of gay and lesbian couples, and the new Prime Minister shut down a national civil unions law, there are several new developments.

First off, some rights have been granted to same sex couples in Italy, but only if they are politicians. Gay Star News reports:

The Italian Camera dei Deputati (the lower chamber of the Parliament) has approved a new rule which extends its politician’s health benefits to their gay partners. Now LGBT ‘deputati’, or members of the parliament (MPs), who pay for their insurance, can have their rights extended to the men or the women they live with. The move was pushed for by gay deputati Ivan Scalfarotto who wanted his own partner protected.

It’s a good start; now how about applying it to everyone else?

In Rome, Dot429 reports that a new campaign has been launched to push for LGBT equality there:

Activists in Rome have launched a campaign to improve LGBT equality in the city, ahead of local elections later this month. The five-point platform asks for commitments from politicians on homophobia and transphobia, equality in service provision, improved LGBT health services, promotion of LGBT culture and events, and also support for tourism and businesses in the community. “The four main candidates running for Mayor subscribed to our platform, plus a number of candidates for the City Council. Overall, the response to our initiative was surprisingly enthusiastic,” Activist Carlo Chiattelli told 429Magazine.

Finally, up in Milan, a court recognized a UK civil partnership for a gay Italian couple. Gay Star News reports:

A local court in Milan has recognized a British civil partnership – the first time Italy has legally recognized a gay union from abroad. Now the civil union between Cristian, a biologist, and Federico, an IT specialist, will be added to the Milan’s Registro delle Unioni Civili, a list of same-sex couples put in place by left-wing mayor Giuliano Pisapia. The decision of the tribunal does not mean that Cristian and Federico’s civil partnership is now recognized by Italy. But, thanks to the Registro, they can now apply for local welfare, local benefits and have their relationship recognized if their partner goes into hospital.

Small steps, all of them. But taken together, they may represent the beginning of a wave of change in Italy. Let’s hope.

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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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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: 66 Imperial Inn, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Monday, November 12th, 2012

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66 imperial Inn, Rome, Italy66 Imperial is a luxurious accommodation in the heart of Rome, close to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.

Our exclusive rooms are on an upper floor (4th and 2nd floor with elevator access)., Each of our seven guest rooms has a private bath with a Jacuzzi Hydromassage Shower, hair dryer, and Italian Carrara bath fittings.

Rooms also feature double or twin beds, TV, radio, work desk, safe-deposit-box, mini-fridge, a/c heat, and free wifi access in every room.

There’s also a 4th floor common area, iron/ironing facilities, daily cleaning and a change of linens every 3 days).

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