European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

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

Enormous Crowds Descend on Rome to Protest Civil Unions

Enormous Crowds Descend on Rome to Protest Civil Unions

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

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

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

Will Italian Court Decision Pave Way for Marriage Equality?

Will Italian Court Decision Pave Way for Marriage Equality?

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

PHOTOS: Defying Federal Government, Rome Will Register Same-Sex Civil Unions

PHOTOS: Defying Government, Rome OK's Civil Unions

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.

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society

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

11 Irresistible Images of What Happened When Rome Recognized Same-Sex Marriages

11 Irresistible Images From When Rome Recognized Gay Marriage

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

Italy: Photog Sues Antigay Politicians for Highjacking His Pro-Equality Photo

Italian Homophobes Highjack Pro-Gay Adoption Image on Twitter

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. 

Italy: Restaurant Fires Server for Printing Antigay Slur on Check

Italian Waiter Fired for Antigay Slur on Receipt

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.

Italian Mayor Wants to Ban Gay Kissing in Public

Italian Mayor Says 'No Thanks' To Gay PDA

One Italian mayor thinks waving a dead fish in Parliament is totally acceptable, but can't stand the sight of two gay people kissing.

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