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Italian Senate passes same-sex unions with amendments

Italian Senate passes same-sex unions with amendments

Italy have made steps towards legalising same-sex unions after making a number of amendments to previously proposed bills. The bill was stalled in Italy’s upper house for many weeks due to a raging debate over a provision which would allow one partner to adopt the child of the other. Lawmakers have removed the adoption clause, which […]

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Debate begins on Italy’s civil union bill

Debate begins on Italy’s civil union bill

Italian parliament has initiated debate on a bill that would legislate for civil unions– one of the last countries in Western Europe to allow legally recognised same-sex and gender diverse partnerships. Senator Monica Cirinna, the author of the bill, is confident that this iteration of the text is strong enough to pass and become law. […]

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First Civil Union Takes Place in Malta

First Civil Union Takes Place in Malta

The first ever civil union in Malta since the new law was voted in earlier this year has been registered. In April the Maltese parliament voted to allow same sex couples to enter civil unions and adopt children, as well as amending its constitution to forbid discrimination against transgender people. Kristina Galea Cavallazzi and Clara […]

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Darren Hayes Marries Again

Darren Hayes Marries Again

      Singer Darren Hayes has wed his partner Richard Cullen for a third time. The couples latest wedding was in California.  The couple previously had an official wedding in 2005 and then made it official though a civil union in the United Kingdon. In an open letter posted on the stars Facebook page […]

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