Since transport workers seem to strike very regularly in Italy, skeptical commuters doubted their inconvenience had anything to do with standing up for women's rights.
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The events came in three heavily Catholic countries — one where there has been progress in LGBT rights this year, two others where rights may be threatened.
Italy has been a major exception among Western nations in its lack of recognition for same-sex couples.
This less progressive — and less controversial — version is expected to easily pass in the lower house of Parliament.