Italian bishop suggests registration of civil unions, not same-sex marriage
Catholic World News - January 13, 2012
An Italian bishop has recommended that the government agree to register the civil unions of same-sex couples, but stop short of recognizing these unions as marriages. "When two people, even if they're the same sex, decide to live together, it's important for the state to recognize this fact," said Bishop Paolo Urso of Ragusa. "But it must be called something different from marriage.”
Bishop Urso’s suggestion did not include an easy way to distinguish between roommates of the same sex--who share a residence but do not claim an intimate alliance—and homosexual partners.
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