Gay rights activist praises equal opportunity minister

13/05/2013
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Reposted from ANSA: http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2013/05/10/Gay-rights-activist-praises-equal-opportunity-minister_8685549.html

Idem to push civil unions in Italy

Rome, May 10 - Gay rights activist Imma Battaglia praised Italy's new equal opportunity minister, Josefa Idem, on Friday for plans to push legalizing same-sex civil unions on a national level.

"Well done, Josefa!" said the left-wing politician and president of Di'Gay Project in response to Idem's announced intention to present a bill for civil unions.

"I have always supported the same position: enough with second-class couples and citizens. Whatever the formula is, the result must be equal rights," said Battaglia. "Thus I am perfectly aligned with Minister Idem's comments.

Ideological fights don't interest me, but rather equality for all citizens in terms of State rights and duties.


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