Italian Senate Delays Debate on Civil Unions




The Italian Senate has postponed its debate on same-sex unions because of concerns over adoption rights.

The delay is likely to last until at least February 23rd.

Opposition to the civil union bill seems focused on provisions for adoption. Opponents are concerned it could encourage surrogacy, which is illegal in Italy.

And this worry does seem reflected amongst the Italian population where support for same-sex unions is high, but support for same-sex adoption is low.

In 2015, Italy was criticised by the European Court of Human Rights for failing to offer any kind of legal provision to same-sex couples. 

Popular posts from this blog

Guest Who? A Wedding Guest Book with Personality

Can’t buy me love? The cost of a date night in the UK and around the world

Survey Reveals the Most Places to Propose in 2019

A Valentine’s Date Idea Flowchart to Solve all Your Planning Problems

Gay Wedding Readings: How to Pick the Best One

Pride Month: LGBT Foster Carers

How To Make Small Talk At Weddings

Who Walks Down the Aisle at a Gay Wedding?

For Better Not Worse: Modern Alternatives to Outdated Wedding Traditions

Lincolnshire Wedding Venues: Poachers Country Hotel in Boston