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.
15th September 2014
Italy: Bologna begins recognition of overseas same-sex marriages 1
2:41 PM — The city of Bologna has begun to recognise the marriages of same-sex couples who married overseas.
14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
1st September 2014
Italy: Party attacked for ‘no to gay adoption’ photo 9
4:24 PM — An Italian photographer has criticized a far-right group for using one of his photographs for an anti-gay campaign.
29th August 2014
Italy: First gay couple allowed to adopt a child
3:06 PM — A lesbian couple in Italy has become the first to be allowed to adopt a child by a court.
18th August 2014
Italy: Gossip magazine under fire for giving away homophobic joke book 4
6:12 PM — An Italian gossip magazine, has come under fire for attaching a book with homophobic jokes to its latest edition.
7th August 2014
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
4th August 2014
Italy: Outrage after famous statue dressed in thong and feather boa 29
11:58 AM — A feud has erupted in Italy, after a 2500-year old statue was dressed in a leopard skin thong for a photo shoot.
2nd August 2014
Mr Gay UK to represent Europe at Mr Gay World contest 6
11:34 AM — A dance teacher from South Shields has been selected to represent Europe at the Mr Gay World competition.
25th July 2014
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
21st July 2014
Italy: Catholic school ‘fires teacher for refusing to deny being a lesbian’ 7
6:07 PM — An Catholic school in Italy has allegedly dismissed a teacher for failing to deny being gay, saying that it needs to “protect the school environment”.
11th July 2014
Italy: Mayor attempting to ban all gay kissing 11
3:30 PM — A Mayor has launched a proposal to ban all public gay kissing in his town.
3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
28th June 2014
Italy: Anti-gay mob throw excrement at office of LGBT group 14
6:35 PM — An LGBT group in southern Rome was reportedly attacked by a homophobic mob on Wednesday night, with excrement hurled at the group's office.
18th June 2014
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
12th June 2014
Italy: Court rules that anulment of trans woman’s marriage was unconstitutional 1
1:42 PM — A landmark ruling has been made in the case of a trans woman whose marriage was annulled despite her and her wife wishing to remain married, to say that the annulment was unconstitutional, despite the country having no legal recognition of same-sex marriages.