18th January 2015
Italy: Mayor of Milan facing criminal charges for registering same-sex marriages 4
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.
17th January 2015
Michael Sam proposed to his fiancé at the Vatican 17
2:13 PM — Gay NFL star Michael Sam has revealed that he got engaged to fiancé inside Vatican City.
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.
Italy: leaflet warns patients to “take precautions” over gay dentist 4
3:26 PM — Leaflets were posted outside the office of a gay dentist in Massa, Tuscany, telling patients to take "due precautions".
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.
17th November 2014
Pope: Change in morals on marriage has caused ‘devastation’ 39
6:58 PM — The Pope has declared that marriage between a man and a woman is 'in crisis' during a speech to an interfaith conference on 'traditional marriage'.
14th November 2014
Pope invites anti-gay hate group leader to ‘traditional marriage’ summit 45
7:34 PM — The Pope has invited the head of listed anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council to his summit on 'traditional marriage'.
11th November 2014
Gay marriage is a ‘Trojan horse’ for confusion, says Catholic cardinal 127
2:40 PM — The head of the Italian Bishops Conference has attacked same-sex marriages and civil unions branding them “irresponsible”.
8th November 2014
Anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ officially demoted 13
5:36 PM — One of the most homophobic Cardinals in the Catholic Church has been officially removed from his influential position.
Pope to host interfaith ‘traditional marriage’ conference 32
3:53 PM — The Pope is to host an interfaith conference dedicated to keeping "traditional marriage" between a man and a woman.
4th November 2014
Italy: Rome Administrative Court denies appeal to suspend invalidation of same-sex marriages 2
4:06 PM — The Lazio Regional Administrative Court in Rome has denied a plea by several gay couples to suspend the invalidation of their overseas marriages.
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
Pope: I believe in evolution and the Big Bang theory (but not gay marriage) 49
4:47 PM — The Pope has announced that he believes in evolution, and that the Big Bang theory is correct.
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.
24th October 2014
Italy: Six gay rights activists charged with disturbing peace for engaging in ‘passionate kiss’ 18
1:48 PM — Six gay rights activists in Italy have been charged with disturbing the peace because they engaged in "a long and passionate kiss on the mouth" during an anti-gay protest.
Pope to investigate ‘playboy priests’ who posted nudes on gay websites 5
11:55 AM — The Pope is to send a representative to investigate allegations that a diocese in northern Italy includes priests who posted naked photos on gay websites.
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.
19th October 2014
Pope: The Church should not fear change, God is not afraid of new things 56
2:51 PM — Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change - after plans to welcome homosexuals were scrapped.