See More Activities. Emanata una direttiva" in Italian. The hospital replaced the words "mother" and "father" with the gender-neutral word "parent". Thus, In Januarythe Rome City Council approved, in a vote, a civil union registry, allowing same-sex and opposite-sex civil unions to be registered in the city.
The Constitutional Court ruled on April 14, that the statutory ban on same-sex marriage was not a violation of the Constitution.
The Court of Cassation, however, judged that civil unions provide most of the same legal protections as marriages, and therefore could not be considered discrimination. Inthe Italian Interior MinisterAngelino Alfanoordered all prefects to annul all registrations made by mayors recognising same-sex marriages performed abroad, arguing that the Italian Civil Code makes no mention of same-sex marriage and so any attempt to recognise it is therefore illegal. After the French overseas territories located in the AmericasBrazil was the first country in the New World and Southern Hemisphere to legalize homosexuality. It is one of the richest cities in Italy and it was an important port in Habsburgs dynasty and Austro Hungarian empire.
During the nocturnal session of 19—20 April, the Committee sent the bill to the floor for the general debate.