Italy to draft civil unions bill Jeannie Shawl at 9:17 AM ET
[JURIST] Italian lawmakers are planning to draft legislation that would give some legal recognition to same-sex unions [JURIST news archive], officials from the Italian Senate [official website] said Thursday. Senate leaders have requested that a bill be drafted by January 31 that would give legal status to unions of all unmarried couples, both heterosexual and homosexual, for tax purposes and otherwise.
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