Italian court recognizes a same-sex marriage, stirring new controversy
Catholic World News - April 11, 2014
An Italian court has recognized a same-sex marriage, rousing new hopes among gay-rights activists for a change in the country’s law.
The court in Grosseto granted recognition to the union of a same-sex couple who had married in another country. Grosseto’s Mayor Emilio Bonifazi quickly said that the city would “conform immediately to the court’s decision without opposition.”
The Italian Catholic bishops’ conference, however, issued a statement decrying the decision, saying that “one of the fundamental pillars of the institution of marriage is likely to be swept away, one that is rooted in our cultural tradition, and is recognized and guaranteed in our constitution.”
To date, efforts to gain government recognition of same-sex marriage have failed to gain adequate political support in Italy.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,956 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!