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Italian Chamber of Deputies President: ‘Macho culture reduces gay people to caricatures’

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  1. Until the day the Italian state kicks Vatican Incorporated from it’s national borders, there is a fat chance rights for women and LGBT communities will see any significant improvement. As if this nation didn’t have enough on its hands with an all-powerful mafia and the most pathetic corrupt political system of the whole developed world !

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 18 May 2013, 8:36am

      Thank you,” Blue.” ! And in addition : A warm hug to this lady.

    2. Isn’t the Vatican a state independent of Italy already? With a completely different jurisdiction. All the other stuff i tend to agree, i’m just not sure how they can kick out and independent state. Wouldn’t it be like South Africa kicking out Lesotho!

      1. Probably he refers to Patti Lateranensi (and then Concordato), some fascist laws which estabilish a legislative pact between Italy and Vatican City, granting the Catholic Church a lot of power and privileges. Unfortunately they are included in our Constitution, so we just can’t get rid of them in a simple way. Also some italian politicians, such as Giovanardi, delcare to refer to the catholic doctrine when they have to vote in parliament. Our politic is much influenced by catholic decisions and bigot bishops and cardinals.

        1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 18 May 2013, 4:49pm

          Thanks a lot, Alberto ! I hope I will experience THE DAY when this beautiful country include LGBT-persons in every sense of the word. ( Bella Italia ! )

          1. I hope we don’t need to wait too much to see that shiny day.:)

  2. Well said, Ms Boldrini: macho culture reduces everything to caricatures.

    What is interesting is the degree to which it no longer hinders progress in countries like Spain and Portugal. It’s a little embarrassing how far behind Italy is in this respect.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 May 2013, 1:32pm

      They can only hold out for so long. Greece isn’t much better either where religion is wired in their blood. As more EU countries introduce EM, pressure will mount to compel more to introduce it. It’s just a question of time, frustrating indeed, but that’s the reality. I don’t see many wanting to become pariah nations.

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