The Senate in Italy has approved a watered-down bill allowing civil unions for same-sex and heterosexual couples. The motion was backed by a vote after a deal was reached to remove a provision allowing gay adoptions and other clauses. Gay groups earlier described the bill, which still needs to be backed by the lower house, as a betrayal. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi - who had long promised to pass a civil unions bill - described Thursday's vote as "historic". However, he had to agree to remove the gay adoption provision to overcome opposition from a number of lawmakers in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.
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Thirty years ago, if you had said that there would be a group of women holding ministerial posts in this decade, your prediction might have been met with a wry smile and a condescending pat on the shoulder. If you then added that an openly gay man would be a regional president in the staunchly conservative South, you could have expected a hearty guffaw. Sure enough, in April , the people of Puglia elected as their president yearold Nicola Vendola, a gay man and a Communist to boot. What a difference a generation makes. The North and Milan especially have hosted a very visible gay culture for years.
Although Northern Island is a constituent of the United Kingdom, with its own parliament at Stormont, the change in its marriage laws ultimately came about due to action by the UK Parliament in London. Northern Ireland is the 18th European jurisdiction to legalize gay marriage. This number counts England and Wales together and Scotland and Northern Ireland as separate entities, since same-sex marriage became legal in the UK due to the enactment of three different pieces of legislation: first in England and Wales in , then in Scotland the following year, and now in Northern Ireland. Same-sex marriage is now legal across the vast majority of Western Europe. One prominent exception is Italy, which has historical ties to the Roman Catholic Church.