|Francesco Verusio, Procuratore Capo of Grosseto|
Stay tuned: I will provide you a legal analysis of the court decision
The decision of judge Ottati is a final order so the comune of Grosseto, as promised by its Mayor, Emilio Bonifazi will comply with that order. The Ufficio dello Stato Civile (Office of the Clerk) of the comune (county or township) will register the marriage of Giuseppe Chigiotti (68) and Stefano Bucci (57).
The local reports the disappointing comment of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI):
But Angelo Bagnasco, the president of the CEI, has argued that marriage should be between “a man and a woman”.
In a statement on the CEI’s website, he said the court’s decision “raised serious questions” and was likely to “sweep away the fundamental pillars of the institution of marriage” that are “rooted in our culture, and recognized and guaranteed in our constitution”
The same day of Ottati's decision the Italian Constitutional Court struck down a ban on the law regulating assisted reproductive technologies. That Court found unconstitutional the ban on the use of donor sperm and eggs. Catholics enraged by that decision once and in the evening by judge Ottati's decision.