Milan (Italy): Protests broke out in Italy as the country’s new government led by Giorgia Meloni restricted the rights of same-sex parents.
According to media reports, hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Milan to protest against the move. The protestors waved rainbow flags across the city to demonstrate their angst over the decision.
Italy legalised same-sex civil unions in 2016, however, opposition from the Catholic Church meant it stopped short of granting gay couples the right to adopt.
Decisions have. instead, been made on a case-by-case basis by the courts in legal action taken by parents although some local authorities have decided to act unilaterally.
Earlier this week, a Senate committee voted against an EU plan to oblige member states to recognise the rights of same-sex parents granted elsewhere in the bloc.