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Italy one of the worst countries in Western Europe for gay rights: report - The Local
Despite this, Italy is considered a gay-friendly country and public opinion on homosexuality is generally regarded as increasingly culturally liberal , although LGBT people in Italy still face cases of homophobia. Same-sex civil unions and unregistered cohabitation have been legally recognized since June In Italy , both male and female same-sex sexual activity have been legal since , when a new Penal Code was promulgated. A civil unions law passed in May , providing same-sex couples with many of the rights of marriage.
'In the Italian community gay and lesbian people do not exist'
Growing up in a traditional family, Vittorio Perri was forced to hide his emerging gay identity, and chose to shun his Italian heritage for years. A year on from the day same sex marriage was legalised in Australia, this very important milestone for the gay community is keenly felt by Vittorio Perri. That is the most important thing because we are equal. Now parents can't say that you can't get married because you're gay. Although the majority of the Australian population responded positively to same-sex marriage in the mail plebiscite, the 'no' reponse was also heard loud and clear, especially from more recently arrived migrant communities.
In the latest Rainbow Europe report, Italy scored just 27 percent in its protections for and rights granted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people LGBT. That made Italy one of the worst countries in Western Europe in terms of gay rights. One of the key reasons for the improved score was the passing of a bill allowing gay unions in May , said ILGA-Europe, which wrote the report.