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Catholic Bishop: Italy Should Recognize Same-Sex Couples

By Igor Volsky on January 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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Paolo Urso, a Catholic bishop of the Sicilian city of Ragusa, is breaking with the Vatican “to declare that the Italian government should recognize same-sex unions,” UPI is reporting. “When people, even if they’re the same sex, decide to live together, it’s important for the State to recognize this fact,” he was quoted as saying. “But it must be called something different from marriage.” Italy does not currently recognize same-sex unions and last summer Italy’s parliament voted down a bill that would have extended discrimination protections to LGBT people.

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