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(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 01 August 2015) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Italy for failing to respect for private and family life, in a judgment of 21 July 2015. The court criticized this country to have legalized gay civil unions or marriage or introducing unequal treatment damaging to gay couples and lesbians stable.

ECHR condemns retrograde laws in a futuristic building. © Outlandos [um] (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

ECHR condemns retrograde laws in a futuristic building. © Outlandos [um] (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The condemnation of Italy was pronounced unanimously by seven judges. If the judges agree on the legal texts applicable to that conviction, they differ – discussed below – about the motives of those same texts.

The case “Oliari and others against Italy” ( judgment | news ) results from the assignment of Italy by three homosexual couples. Can neither marry nor PACS, they said moreover suffer discrimination (fiscal, social, etc.) associated with this double impossibility.

The judges emphasized that of 47 Member States of the ECHR, as many as 24 states have legalized gay marriage or civil unions, whatever the name and actual status. Italy remains the only great state in Western Europe not legalize any form of civil union, whether it is a marriage, a PACS, a registered partnership or special status.

“A civil union or registered partnership would be the most appropriate way that is legally recognized relationship of same sex as the applicants. ”
Stop ECHR, 21 July 2015.

The ruling states that the EHCR does not impose an obligation to legalise gay marriage, Italy or elsewhere, when there is a device providing significant rights and benefits to homosexual couples benefit from this device.

Italy has been convicted of a violation of Article 8 of the Convention on the protection of family life. The judges noted that a homosexual couple living in concubinage is the notion of “family life” as soon as the partnership is stable.
Such a pair therefore has the right, like any other couple, to benefit from the security that ‘bring the rights and benefits conferred by the administration to married couples, civil unions or domestic partners.

On this point, three of the seven judges issued an opinion discordant. They recognize that Italy should have given legal recognition to stable homosexual couples, with all related rights and benefits. According to the three judges, this obligation does not stem from recognition of the European Convention on Human Rights, but the various Italian courts – particularly the Constitutional Court – which have so agreed.

Pay the costs, Italy must also pay 5,000 euros to each of the six applicants for non-pecuniary damage, plus 4,000 euros to the two main applicants, plus a total of 10,000 euros to the other four applicants.

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has promised to introduce before the end of 2015 a draft law on civil unions. Senators – including the opposition – currently blocking a similar text by dropping thousands of amendments.

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(via all the press of 21 July 2015, including The Globe and Mail and KaleidoScot )

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(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 31 July 2015) The Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) endorsed, July 27, 2015, a resolution abolishing the ban on openly gay adult mentor or scouts to work for association. But the text is only partially friendly.

Below is the association president Robert Gates says homophobic discrimination was “more bearable” within BSA, hence the amendment of its regulations.

The resolution received 79% of votes. It was immediately entered into force across the US.

Robert Gates, President of BSA, former Secretary of State for Defence and himself a former Scout, had thrown his weight behind a more friendly attitude within the US Scouting (see above video).

The new rules also prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in the premises of the organisation or through its vacancies.

This resolution complete another decision, taken at 61% of the vote two years ago, through which BSA finally accept gay scout minors.

Through the text voted yesterday, partner organizations, however, retain the possibility of recruiting candidates or deny adults as they see fit. Religious organizations and partners can “continue to invoke religious reasons as adult supervisors selection criteria, including issues related to sexuality.”

BSA now claims 2.5 million Scouts aged 7 to 21 years, plus 960,000 adult volunteers. The partner organizations bring to the Boy Scouts of America essentially volunteers and 110 000 scout troops. About 70% of these member organizations are religious in nature.

Comment. Needless to say that American LGBT organizations have welcomed this decision at a minimum as it should: with gratitude and without excessive enthusiasm.

An advanced, certainly, but that leaves the door open to faith based homophobia in general, in particular mormons, this obedience bringing the US scouting battalions of volunteers and specialised associations.

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Jul 212015
 

Blogmensgo, gay blog of 21 July 2015) Production slowed due to heat. Slowed but not stopped. Proof by Chevillard.

In French, the chevillard is a “wholesale or semi-wholesale butcher (who sells the meat to the ankle)” tells us the Petit Robert .

Blog Chevillard is also one book a year. Above, a link to the last (but the first remains appeared to me the best, by far). © Arbre-vengeur.fr.

Blog Chevillard is also one book a year. Above, a link to the last (but the first remains appeared to me the best, by far). © Arbre-vengeur.fr.

In French literature, Éric Chevillard is one of the greatest living writers – despite what Pierre Bergé, co-shareholder of the World which holds Chevillard chronic.

Éric Chevillard maintains a blog where he gives three texticules every day. The author will set its own notations, but also the often comical remarks of his two girls, Agathe and Suzie, respectively aged about 7 years and 5 years.

I reproduce a shameless texticule dated July 15, 2015 , because in addition to being funny it directly concerns the theme of the blog.

SUZIE – I’m in love with Gabrielle.
AGATHA – It’s a girl!
SUZIE – Now we can.

The truth comes out of the mouths of Babes!

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