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ITALY'S PRIME MINISTER AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE

Fri, 18 January 2013

Prime Minister Mario Monti

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti, facing an election next month to secure a second term, has come out against same-sex marriage and adoption.

"My thought is that the family should be made up of one man and one woman, and I consider it necessary that children should grow up with a mother and a father," said Monti in a television interview on Sky Tg24 on Wednesday.

Italy lags far behind the rest of Europe by not offering any significant legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Monti revealed in the interview, however, that he might back limited same-sex partnerships. "A parliament could find good solutions for civil partnerships or civil unions," he said, adding "But we cannot call them 'families.'"

It's the first time that Monti, who replaced the contentious Silvio Berlusconi over a year ago, has commented on the controversial issue of gay marriage.

Monti's election campaign has been endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church through its official newspaper. The Vatican has become an increasingly vocal opponent of same-sex marriage across the world.

Earlier this month, Italy’s Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can be as good parents as opposite-sex couples.

"There is no scientific certainty or concrete evidence but only prejudice" behind the belief that "living in a homosexual family is damaging for the growth of a child," the court said.

by Staff Writer

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Carl 1/19/2013 2:14:44 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Oscar Bougardt se details: Laat waai met die abuse ouens - as hy wil uitdeel moet hy kan vat!

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Chris 1/19/2013 12:58:00 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
He is on his way out sooner then later. The gay battle has been won, you sick christians and your superstitions are defeated. Who gives a flying f about billions of people who don't agree? I will rather concern myself with the billions who do support me. Your homo jesus with his 12 gay f-buds isn't liked by billions either. What is this? A contest to be liked? Believe me, I don't want to be liked by a christian. Gays should become more militant & put an end to christians enforcing their crazy superstitions onto others
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Rev Oscar Peter Bougardt 1/18/2013 9:08:12 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
The Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is a leader with guts, and all heads of states should follow his example and ban same sex marriages. The gay and lesbian community should know there are billions of people who don't agree with their perverted lifestyles. I believe that PM Mario Monti will be in office for a long time. God bless you PM
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izak 1/18/2013 8:47:55 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Another popeling talking about what a family should look like!! Wank the church!!
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