sabato 27 settembre 2014

Court of Appeal reverses Grosseto ruling

Court of Appeal of Florence 
On September 23 the Court of Appeal of Florence reversed the April Grosseto ruling which ordered the recognition of the first same-sex marriage in Italy. 

The Court of Appeal reversed the lower decision of judge Paolo Cesare Otatti due to a problem of "standings". According to the Court, the couple - Giuseppe and Stefano - would have appointed the Mayor as the defendant and not the Comune (County) and this mistake could have been solved if the Mayor of Grosseto, Emilio Bonifazi (Democratic Party), had appeared before the Court. Now the case is remanded to the District Court of Grosseto.

Giuseppe and Stefano married in New York in 2012 and then sued the Comune of Grosseto in March 2014, judge Paolo Ottati decided the only a month later.