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Hospital same-sex 'marriage' in Italy splits Bologna

A symbolic but not legally binding marriage for two lesbian women has been condemned by the church and local parties
Sergio Lo Giudice, a former Arcigay association president, married two women in Bologna.
Photo courtesy of Giovanni Dall'Orto.

A symbolic same-sex marriage in Bologna, north of Italy, has split the city’s political parties and been condemned by the church.

Two days ago, local councillor Sergio Lo Giudice, a former president of LGBT organization Arcigay, 'married' two women at the Hospice Seragnoli, a hospital for terminally ill patients.

Ida and Mariagrazia, the latter hospitalized for a severe illness, became wife and wife thanks to Lo Giudice, who was wearing the official outfit of the local mayor.

The marriage carries no legal weight as Italy hasn't legislated for same-sex partnerships.

But many in Bologna have condemned the marriage. The local bishop Giovanni Silvagni said: ‘This is a move against nature and against the order.’

The Partito Democratico (Democratic Party) are also divided over the move.

Local gay councillor Benedetto Zacchiroli said: ‘Same-sex marriage is very important, but this one has made people laugh.’

Lo Giudice has defended his actions: ‘I made Ida and Mariagrazia happy. This is so important to me and to them.’

He married the two women reading all the European laws and decisions defending same-sex unions.

Only Franco Grillini, regional councillor for Italia dei Valori party, Italy of Values, backs Lo Giudice’s move: ‘Sergio was right in marrying the two women. He’s been very brave and in Italy we need politicians like him.’ 

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But many in Bologna have condemned the marriage. The local bishop Giovanni Silvagni said: ‘This is a move against nature and against the order.’

I work in a hospital and encountered every type of patient imaginable---including gays. I neither support nor condone homosexuality but for me, every person has the right to decide for himself and lead the lifestyle he or she is most comfortable with. No one has the right to strip off gays of basic human rights. Neither do gays have the right to shove their ideas down someone else's throat. Live and let live. Go is the only one who will judge us in the end.

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In today's era it's not surprising that people getting married to the same sex and many countries are making it legal.
Only thing that we need to think that is is natural??? The sole purpose of any living animal including HUMAN is to reproduce. In same sex marriage how gonna they reproduce?? Human thinking is going against natures law and in future we have to pay price for this.


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