Italian Protestant church says I do to gay ‘blessings’

Italian Protestant church says I do to gay ‘blessings’

The Waldensian Evangelical Church on Friday became the first Protestant church in Italy to formally offer to "bless" same-sex couples in civil partnerships, a common practice in Protestant churches across Europe.

Italian hotelier warns guest: ‘We don’t accept gays or animals’

Italian hotelier warns guest: ‘We don’t accept gays or animals’

Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

Italian mayor refuses to officiate civil unions

Italian mayor refuses to officiate civil unions

Italians in civil unions face bureaucratic woes

Italians in civil unions face bureaucratic woes

Italy swim star’s nod to girlfriend hailed as gay first

Italy swim star’s nod to girlfriend hailed as gay first

Gay civil unions finally become a reality in Italy

Gay civil unions finally become a reality in Italy

Italy to start performing civil unions from mid-August

Italy to start performing civil unions from mid-August

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

Italian right seeks referendum to overturn gay unions law

Italian right seeks referendum to overturn gay unions law

Why not everyone is happy with Italy’s civil unions bill

Why not everyone is happy with Italy’s civil unions bill

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Italy holds confidence vote on civil rights bill

Italy holds confidence vote on civil rights bill

Italy’s civil unions bill gets put to a final confidence vote

Italy’s civil unions bill gets put to a final confidence vote

Italian gay couple come out to their dads on live TV

Italian gay couple come out to their dads on live TV

Gucci to give honeymoon rights to newlywed gay staff

Gucci to give honeymoon rights to newlywed gay staff

‘Homophobic’ Italian bishops curtail release of gay film

‘Homophobic’ Italian bishops curtail release of gay film

Italy gay rights activists rally for adoption rights

Italy gay rights activists rally for adoption rights

Italy court says lesbian couple can adopt each other’s kids

Italy court says lesbian couple can adopt each other’s kids

Italy’s Senate approves gay unions bill

Italy’s Senate approves gay unions bill

Italy’s gay unions bill makes kids ‘second class citizens’

Italy’s gay unions bill makes kids ‘second class citizens’

Italy ready to scrap stepchild adoption from gay unions bill

Italy ready to scrap stepchild adoption from gay unions bill

Renzi threatens confidence vote over gay unions

Renzi threatens confidence vote over gay unions

Gay unions: will Italy blow this chance to boost its image?

Gay unions: will Italy blow this chance to boost its image?

Fury as Italian leaders stall on gay unions

Fury as Italian leaders stall on gay unions

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate

‘I’d burn my gay son’ comment enrages parents of gay kids

‘I’d burn my gay son’ comment enrages parents of gay kids

Poor turnout for Rome anti-gay union protest

Poor turnout for Rome anti-gay union protest

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

Roma star says sorry for Mandzukic ‘gypsy’ slur

Roma star says sorry for Mandzukic ‘gypsy’ slur

Italy senator says Sir Elton ‘vile’ for surrogate mum use

Italy senator says Sir Elton ‘vile’ for surrogate mum use

Italy battle over gay civil unions heads for the streets

Italy battle over gay civil unions heads for the streets

Gay club boss calls for top Italian players to ‘come out’

Gay club boss calls for top Italian players to ‘come out’

Italy gay unions face defeat as left-wing Catholics rebel

Italy gay unions face defeat as left-wing Catholics rebel

‘Surrogacy is like a sex crime’: Italy minister

‘Surrogacy is like a sex crime’: Italy minister

Civil unions to kick off difficult year for Renzi

Civil unions to kick off difficult year for Renzi

Italy court OKs landmark gay adoption case

Italy court OKs landmark gay adoption case

‘Gay marriages cannot be registered in Italy’: court

‘Gay marriages cannot be registered in Italy’: court

Gay unions: Italy set to spurn church

Gay unions: Italy set to spurn church

Italy begins debating same-sex unions bill

Italy begins debating same-sex unions bill

Pope says sorry for latest Vatican scandals

Pope says sorry for latest Vatican scandals

Fired Polish priest: ‘no gay lobby in Vatican’

Fired Polish priest: ‘no gay lobby in Vatican’

Gay priests sent to Italy monastery ‘to be cured’

Gay priests sent to Italy monastery ‘to be cured’

Italian man admits killing gay love rival with axe

Italian man admits killing gay love rival with axe

Bologna slashes red tape for gay parents

Bologna slashes red tape for gay parents

Italy to approve civil union bill by year end

Italy to approve civil union bill by year end

Fury as Venice mayor bans Pride parades

Fury as Venice mayor bans Pride parades

Men savagely attacked on bus for ‘being gay’

Men savagely attacked on bus for ‘being gay’

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

Italian judge entrusts child to lesbian couple

Italian judge entrusts child to lesbian couple

Italy says operation not needed for sex change

Italy says operation not needed for sex change

Italy minister on hunger strike for gay civil unions

Italy minister on hunger strike for gay civil unions

Huge rally in Rome against gay unions

Huge rally in Rome against gay unions

Dutch tourist in Sicily homophobic attack

Dutch tourist in Sicily homophobic attack

Tide turning in Italy over gay marriage

Tide turning in Italy over gay marriage

Pressure on Italy after Irish gay marriage vote

Pressure on Italy after Irish gay marriage vote

First civil unions celebrated in Rome

First civil unions celebrated in Rome

‘Identity crisis prompts gay suicide’

‘Identity crisis prompts gay suicide’

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

France stands by choice of gay Vatican envoy

France stands by choice of gay Vatican envoy

Rome to celebrate gay ‘wedding day’

Rome to celebrate gay ‘wedding day’

Priest defrocked over gay Facebook chat

Priest defrocked over gay Facebook chat

Italy moves towards gay ‘stepchild adoption’

Italy moves towards gay ‘stepchild adoption’

Italy’s gay political leader hopes to get married

Italy’s gay political leader hopes to get married

Renzi wants civil unions bill by May

Renzi wants civil unions bill by May

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Rome defies ban to register gay civil unions

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Transsexual Spaniard meets Pope in Vatican

Italian man lost driving licence for being gay

Italian man lost driving licence for being gay

Gay man forced to ‘go to prostitute or lose job’

Gay man forced to ‘go to prostitute or lose job’

Italy’s top court to rule on gay adoption

Italy’s top court to rule on gay adoption

‘Gays can be cured’ Turin teacher tells pupils

‘Gays can be cured’ Turin teacher tells pupils

Silvio Berlusconi backs gay union proposal

Silvio Berlusconi backs gay union proposal

Men face charges over ‘passionate’ public kiss

Men face charges over ‘passionate’ public kiss

Gay unions debate to reach Senate by January

Gay unions debate to reach Senate by January

Mayor defies law to register 16 gay marriages

Mayor defies law to register 16 gay marriages

Italian football gays won’t come out: Roma keeper

Italian football gays won’t come out: Roma keeper

‘You can’t donate blood because you’re gay’

‘You can’t donate blood because you’re gay’

Gay couple get marital leave in public firm first

Gay couple get marital leave in public firm first

‘Alfano will speak out against gay nuptials’

‘Alfano will speak out against gay nuptials’

Abortion remains a crime in San Marino

Abortion remains a crime in San Marino

First gay couple in Italy allowed to adopt child

First gay couple in Italy allowed to adopt child

Rome seeks to be ‘capital of homophobia fight’

Rome seeks to be ‘capital of homophobia fight’

Outrage over gossip mag’s free gay joke book

Outrage over gossip mag’s free gay joke book

Ex-MP fined €10k for ‘I’d never hire gays’ claim

Ex-MP fined €10k for ‘I’d never hire gays’ claim

Italians: abortions are OK – but not facelifts

Italians: abortions are OK – but not facelifts

Big Italian bank recognizes gay marriage

Big Italian bank recognizes gay marriage

Bologna to register foreign gay nuptials

Bologna to register foreign gay nuptials

Naples registers its first gay marriage

Naples registers its first gay marriage

Italy’s centre-right leader open to gay unions

Italy’s centre-right leader open to gay unions

Berlusconi speaks out in support of gay rights

Berlusconi speaks out in support of gay rights

Anti-gay mob throw faeces at Rome centre

Anti-gay mob throw faeces at Rome centre

First gay marriage to be registered in Naples

First gay marriage to be registered in Naples

Top ten: Italy’s gay-friendly holiday hotspots

Top ten: Italy’s gay-friendly holiday hotspots

Italy to begin civil union debate in September

Italy to begin civil union debate in September

Findus Italy produces first gay-friendly advert

Findus Italy produces first gay-friendly advert

Thousands join Rome’s Gay Pride march

Thousands join Rome’s Gay Pride march

Row erupts over gay marriage in Naples

Row erupts over gay marriage in Naples

Gay tourists bring Italy €2.7 million a year

Gay tourists bring Italy €2.7 million a year

Drag queens get lippy with anti-gay politicians

Drag queens get lippy with anti-gay politicians

Italy lags far behind in Europe on gay rights

Italy lags far behind in Europe on gay rights

Row over ‘obscene’ gay school book

Row over ‘obscene’ gay school book

Gay couple face court battle over marriage

Gay couple face court battle over marriage

Gay marriage recognized for first time in Italy

Gay marriage recognized for first time in Italy

‘Sochi police right to expel gay rights activist’

‘Sochi police right to expel gay rights activist’

Italian arrested in Sochi for holding gay banner

Italian arrested in Sochi for holding gay banner

VIDEO: Italian kids back gay love in new clip

VIDEO: Italian kids back gay love in new clip

‘Corrupt politicians should be outed’

‘Corrupt politicians should be outed’

Pope’s new cardinal says being gay is a ‘defect’

Pope’s new cardinal says being gay is a ‘defect’

Sicily court allows gay couple to foster teenager

Sicily court allows gay couple to foster teenager

Gay Italians attacked by ‘Russian tourists’

Gay Italians attacked by ‘Russian tourists’

‘Italian footballers must come out’

‘Italian footballers must come out’

Body of gay man found by Rome river

Body of gay man found by Rome river

Pope calls for rethink on gay families

Pope calls for rethink on gay families

‘Gay’ Christmas lights in Rome spark unholy row

‘Gay’ Christmas lights in Rome spark unholy row

Italy’s gay union ban allows Russian adoption

Italy’s gay union ban allows Russian adoption

Italian court allows gay couple to foster child

Italian court allows gay couple to foster child

‘Most Italian firms’ are homophobic like Barilla

‘Most Italian firms’ are homophobic like Barilla

Barilla strives to become gay-friendly

Barilla strives to become gay-friendly

Man plunges to death after homophobia claims

Man plunges to death after homophobia claims

Controversial ‘gay kiss’ gallery vandalized

Controversial ‘gay kiss’ gallery vandalized

Barilla pasta rival says it welcomes gays

Barilla pasta rival says it welcomes gays

‘No gay families in our ads’: Barilla boss

‘No gay families in our ads’: Barilla boss

MPs stage kissing protest for gay rights

MPs stage kissing protest for gay rights

Pope calls for ‘mercy’ over abortion

Pope calls for ‘mercy’ over abortion

Ex-footballer crowned Mr Gay Italia

Ex-footballer crowned Mr Gay Italia

‘Italy’s gay politicians should come out’

‘Italy’s gay politicians should come out’

Gay couple ‘insulted’ while on Sicilian holiday

Gay couple ‘insulted’ while on Sicilian holiday

Italian boy kills himself over anti-gay bullying

Italian boy kills himself over anti-gay bullying

Gay couples granted honeymoons in Milan

Gay couples granted honeymoons in Milan

Italian gay clubs boycott Russian vodka

Italian gay clubs boycott Russian vodka

‘Gay people should not be judged’ – Pope Francis

‘Gay people should not be judged’ – Pope Francis

Italian MPs to debate homophobia bill

Italian MPs to debate homophobia bill

Vatican bank ‘gay scandal’ uncovered

Vatican bank ‘gay scandal’ uncovered

Gay symbol sparks furore in Palermo

Gay symbol sparks furore in Palermo

‘Gay Pride is also an event for families’

‘Gay Pride is also an event for families’

Pope: There’s a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican

Pope: There’s a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican

Italian minister to attend gay pride in Palermo

Italian minister to attend gay pride in Palermo

Berlusconi lawmaker proposes gay ‘union’ law

Berlusconi lawmaker proposes gay ‘union’ law