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Italian Deputy Prime Minister threatens to pull his party from Government if ‘gay marriage’ is introduced

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Jan 2014, 8:15pm

    It never ceases to amaze me just how backward Italy is. An unending supply of clueless, ignorant people in government, year in, year out. Another country not to spend my money in.

    1. Italy the home of the catholic church from whence Fascism and Machiavelli came forth.

      Why do somem arabs hate us – the xtian crusades from about 1100 to 1400 AD killed millions of Muslims in north Africa – their own holocaust must be in lower case

  2. i’ve never understood threats like these. um…….. bye then?

  3. RedDevil9 9 Jan 2014, 8:46pm

    Bye then. That’s what the other party should say.

    There’s no way in hell they’ll leave their cushy government positions, it’s a false threat.

    It never ceases to amaze me how anyone feels they have a right to dictate the equal rights of minorities. He’s basically saying that gay people are lesser humans and that’s how he wants Italy to treat them.

  4. Well, I must say I enjoyed my holiday in the Italian Lakes very much a few years ago and the Italians were very friendly to me perhaps they were impressed with my Italian but I digress) but I have no doubt that as Italy is such a stronghold of religion (the Roman Catholic religion in their case) that colours their attitudes to this topic. If only people could let go of the stranglehold of religion and use logic and rationality with regard to this subject.

    Hopefully, one day, Italy will be like the Republic of Ireland and we will see people become more secular. They have some catching-up to if they don’t even allow Civil Partnerships.

    1. Secularism is inevitable. The internet has allowed a massive amount of freedom of information which previously didn’t exist. Before, people would be raised in their community to follow the religious nonsense of their families, but now millions have the opportunity to educate themselves and see what the rest of the world is like.

      This is, I believe, exactly why we have seen revolutions all over the world in recent years. These people would have had no idea of the quality of life and democratic freedoms of other nations were it not for the internet, this inspired them to demand more for themselves.

      Look at any protest or revolution against government in any country and you will generally see younger generations (internet users) fighting against “traditionalist” older generations (non-internet).

      Access to information has switched social evolution into high gear.

      1. I wish I had your confidence. The seemingly inexorable spread of organised religion in many developing nations suggests secularism isn’t inevitable after all – look at Egypt: the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t only made up of old men. There’s a surprising number of young Russians who seem to be getting caught up in a particularly toxic mysticism too. Not to mention the USA where Gaad is said to be the best mate of a surprisingly sizeable chunk of the younger population.

  5. Nice to know homophobic, religious, anti-equality sentiment is alive and well in the bastion of fascism. When is the EU Government going to take a lead in erradicating this disgusting and irrational type of discriminiation?

  6. Italy and Germany are the “Axis Powers”.

    There is still a strong anti-minority sentiment in both countries..

    1. Michael Kalusche 10 Jan 2014, 3:49pm

      How stupid and ignorant are you concerning germans attitudes.
      For more than 30 years now I am teaching at Grammar Schools as openly gay: More than just accepted by headmasters, students and their parents – they appreciate it!
      (my British colleges are not all that sure about it)
      Your reference to World War 2 confirms your prejeduces toward a country whoch really has learnt it’ lesson.
      And if there are still anti-minority sentiments in Germany: Certainly ot more than in Britain. Just follow the hysterical discussion of migration from Bulgaria and Romania.
      Your reference

  7. Good fcuking riddance and we’ll pass marriage equality.

  8. David Guirao 10 Jan 2014, 5:42am

    Do us all a favor and do it. While you are at it resign your hate filled self. What so threatens people like this? Maybe it’s doubts about their ownselves. If the opinion of the people who put all these jerks in office meant anything they would just shut up.

  9. They are against gay Marriage and civil partnership, pacs they wont give nothing right for gay. In some town as Viterbo , near church, they sign in petition against simbolic gay Partnership (marriage). In italy spanish, english…gay Marriage done,it isn’t valid…

  10. Is amazing to see that these Italian politicians so worried bout marriage the same for everyone but are full of corruption , links to mafia , prostitution of minors and bonga bonga parties ! Hardly a country of high morals in fact Italy is a joke !

    1. And their former leader Berlusconi is a sexual predator and loudmouth fool also.

  11. Ciao, bambino!

  12. See ya! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out… Actually no, I hope someone slams it against you. Talk about throwing your toys out the pram. some people need to grow up rather than throw a strop over equality

  13. GOOD!

    There is no place for extremist bigots in any government which claims to represent all of the people while refusing to apply equality to all.

    I hope they bolt for the door and someone slams it on their ass on the way out, before locking it to ensure they never return.

  14. How do these dim witted ignorant twats get into government in the first place? All I’m going to say is 10 words for that party… Don’t let the door slam you on the way out.

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