Italy rejects new law to protect the disabled, women and the LGBT sector

In a secret ballot, Italy’s parliamentarians voted to reject the proposed new law to strengthen the existing laws to protect the disabled, women and the LGBT sector from physical attack.

The new law was proposed due to public outcry in response to a serious attack on a gay couple.   However, the right-wing politicians ruled the day and the new law was rejected.

The Vatican had previously spoken out fearing that such a law would infringe the Catholic church’s “freedom of thought” and concerns that the law would create a situation where the Catholic church could be caught by the law for refusal to perform gay marriages, been legal since 2016, and refusing to teach gender issues in schools.

One of the most disappointing aspects of the whole situation is the reaction of the far-right parliamentarians when the vote to reject was announced…please click here to read more