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Mayor of Rome symbolically validates 16 gay marriages
(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 24 October 2014) The mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, validated 16 gay and lesbian marriages on municipal civil registries, October 18, 2014, illegally ... for now.
All these marriages were first contracted in states and countries where gay marriage is legal. Italy has still not legalized marriage or same-sex civil unions or even gay. Ten days before the ceremony orchestrated by Ignazio Marino, the interior minister produced a circular prohibiting transcription same
sex marriages contracted abroad on civil registration in Italy. Meanwhile, an appeal court nullified a gay marriage approved April 9, 2014 by the Court of Grosseto.
The event was recorded, with supporting photographs, both on the website and the official Facebook page of Rome.
The Minister of the Interior and the prefecture said illegal initiative and the diocese of Rome has strongly criticized. Meanwhile, the synod of the Catholic Church was addressing issues related to homosexuality and decided to make no decision.
The mayors of Bologna, Milan and Turin have also chosen not to apply the ministerial circular prohibiting transcription gay marriages abroad.
This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.