Talk:LGBT rights in Italy
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Civil couples for politicians, and blood donation for homosexuals
As far as I know, and after a brief research on the internet, in Italy if you are a member of parliament you have the right to register as a civil couple. In fact, there are a few politicians who live in a registered civil couple (Casini, for example), despite being against such form of recognition for other people.
Furthermore, the rules for blood donation exclude people who engage in a homosexual behaviour, even if in a stable relationship, from donating blood. This has undergone a lot of criticism recently, after a man has been refused the opportunity to donate, but up to now I don't think the rule has been changed. Can anyone please make some research and check this out? I'd do it myself, but I don't think I'd be able to respect all the rules for Wikipedia editing. Giacomo 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:33, 6 May 2009 (UTC)  
"Nevertheless, there is a significant liberal tradition, particularly in the North"?????????????????????????? Noth Italy is Lega nord, the most homophobic party in Italy —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:54, 23 October 2009 (UTC) Lega Nord is just a party not the whole region! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 06:24, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
Italian bishop wants to deny LGBT people (and other 'irregulars') funerals
I allow myself to change the part about unification of Italy : indeed, if you read the Italian page, or any other site for that matter, you will see that the Kingdom of Sardegna DID NOT take into consideration other states' non criminalizing legislation, and only the kingdom of Sicily still outlawed it. It is the OPPOSITE : Kingdom of Sardegna applied its own CRIMINALIZING legislation to every other state, EXCEPT the Kingdom of Sicily, which was the only one NOT PENALIZING homosexuality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:44, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
July 21, 2015: Ruling of European Court of Human Rights
- 21 - The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Italy is violating human rights, because there is no Civil union or same-sex marriage in country. Because of the ruling, also other homosexual couples in those european countries can accuse their government, where no civil unions or same-sex marriages are in law.
- Advocate: European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Union Ban a Human Rights Violation