Today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, issued a Comment on registered partnerships. ILGA-Europe applaud the Commissioner for raising his voice to support the rights of same-sex couples.
The Italian Chamber of Deputies has voted in favour of a civil union bill in a final vote.
This is the first time that Italian parliamentarians have supported the legal recognition of same-sex couples.
In 2015, ILGA-Europe started its new programme Creating Opportunities, designed to support organisations that face threats to LGBTI rights in their countries, or significant opportunities to affirm or strengthen them.
On Thursday 28 January, the Italian Senate will discuss a bill on civil unions for same-sex and different-sex couples and second parent adoption for same-sex couples.