Through an aide, the pope offers support to a writer whose work was banned by the mayor of Venice, but warns against reading too much into it.

August 28 2015 5:50 PM

While not binding, the decision adds to mounting pressure on the peninsula. 

July 21 2015 5:55 PM

While France, Ireland, and the U.K. have already enacted marriage equality, Italy still struggles with offering any legal recognition to same-sex couples.

June 21 2015 1:03 PM

Men and women's differences bind them in marriage and help their children mature, the pope asserts.

June 16 2015 3:18 PM

A precedent may have been set by a same-sex couple, where one of the women is transgender.

April 22 2015 5:17 PM

Equality-minded Romans are celebrating an important victory in the march toward equal recognition of same-sex relationships, despite opposition from the Vatican and the national government.

January 29 2015 1:40 PM

The head of the Italian Bishops Conference rails against 'undermining culturally and socially the core of humanity.'

November 12 2014 6:02 PM

Rome's mayor defied the central government by performing a ceremony to register same-sex couples who were married abroad.

October 22 2014 6:50 PM

Photographer Oliviero Toscani was appalled when a conservative, homophobic political party in Italy tweeted an image he shot in support of diverse families for a very different campaign. 

September 05 2014 6:30 PM

A group of four gay men in Italy got more than a bill when the check for their meals arrived — reports say the waiter actually printed a warning that the table contained 'faggots' on the receipt.

August 27 2014 1:55 PM