venerdì 3 gennaio 2014

Italy recap: Civil Union bill and Anti-Hate Speech bill

[1] The Civil Union bill (AS 1211).
On Thursday the new elected secretary of the Italian democrats, Matteo Renzi, reaffirms his incoming agenda, the new electoral law, the Constitutional reform, a new Job Act and two civil rights reforms, the Illegal immigration and the recognition of same-sex couples ones. 

The Civil Union bill was introduced in the Italian Senate on December 19 by the PD Senator Andrea Marcucci (right) and received 15 cosponsors on the same day (14 of the PD party and 1 from the Mario Monti's party).

Yesterday, January 2nd, 2014, the same senators supporting the bill expressed their support for a vote by the end of the month.

[2] The Anti-Hate Speech bill (AS 1052)
The Justice Committee of the Italian Senate will restart to consider the Anti Hate Speech bill on Wednesday January 8. 
In protest of the bill which aims to forbid anti-gay and anti-trans speech the Italian chapter of La Manif pour tous announced a demonstration in Genoa on January 11. Protesters believe that the bill will legitimate the State's Attorney to prosecute against them because of their opposition to same-sex marriage and sames-ex adoption. 

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