30th January 2015
Catholic church deems Rome decision to allow civil union register an ‘ideological bluff’ 22
9:04 AM — The Catholic Church was quick to condemn a vote by Rome city council to allow a register of gay civil unions, dubbing the move an "idealogical bluff".
29th January 2015
Rome city council approves register of same-sex civil unions 11
2:26 PM — Italy took another small step forward in the fight for same-sex marriage this week, as Rome city council's assembly gave approval to a register for civil unions.
18th January 2015
Italy: Mayor of Milan facing criminal charges for registering same-sex marriages 6
3:47 PM — The Mayor of Milan claims he is facing criminal charges, after he agreed to register a number of same-sex marriages carried out abroad.
14th January 2015
Italian gay chef told to sleep with a prostitute or lose his job 8
11:33 AM — A gay chef in Rimini was told by his boss to pay to sleep with a female prostitute or lose his job.
7th January 2015
Italy: Court for the first time recognises child born to gay couple
5:49 PM — For the first time an Italian court has legally recognised a child born to a gay couple.
16th December 2014
Gay teacher forced to put up crucifix under “fascist” laws 11
1:41 PM — An Italian teacher who removed a crucifix from his classroom has been forced to put it back up under "fascist" laws.
3rd November 2014
Italy: Teacher tells students homosexuality is an ‘illness’ which can be ‘cured’ 16
6:16 PM — A teacher in the Italian city of Turin is to be investigated after telling a class of students that homosexuality is an "illness" which can be "cured".
31st October 2014
Defiant Rome mayor refuses to invalidate same-sex marriages 10
7:43 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said he will defy a direct order to invalidate several same-sex marriages.
28th October 2014
Italy: 54% of LGBT people say they suffer discrimination 6
3:31 PM — A study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has found that Italy ranks among the most discriminatory countries in Europe against LGBT people.
25th October 2014
Italy’s ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi backs same-sex civil unions 8
12:28 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who strongly opposed gay rights while in office, has thrown his weight behind proposals for same-sex civil unions.
22nd October 2014
Italy: Mayor of Rome might take same-sex marriage fight to European Court 8
6:57 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said that he may take the case for equal marriage to the European Court of Human Rights.
18th October 2014
Italy: Mayor of Rome flouts law by registering 16 same-sex marriages 8
2:54 PM — The Mayor of Rome has openly flouted Italian law, by allowing a number of same-sex couples to register their marriages.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
Italy: Gay couple told their blood had been ‘thrown away’ despite being regular donors 4
3:13 PM — A gay couple in Italy have alerted police after being turned away from blood donation clinic, saying nurses told them their blood had been "thrown away" in the past.
10th October 2014
Catholic cardinal: We will never bless same-sex couples 95
6:39 PM — A leading Catholic cardinal has said that the Church will "never" bless weddings for same-sex couples.
8th October 2014
Italy: Several mayors to defy Interior Minister’s block on overseas same-sex marriages 3
11:37 AM — Several Italian mayors have pledged disobedience after the Italian Interior Minister announced that he would block the registration of gay marriages contracted overseas.
7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
1st October 2014
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 5
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
29th September 2014
Italy: Court overturns ruling recognising one same-sex marriage 7
7:55 PM — An Italian court has overturned a ruling ordering the recognition of one same-sex couple's marriage.
16th September 2014
Catholic diocese slams Bologna for recognising overseas same-sex marriages 8
4:30 PM — Bologna's Catholic Diocese has denounced the city's formal recognition of same-sex marriages conducted abroad.