Italy’s top appeals court rejects same-sex marriage

Feb 16, 2015

Could this be the best-kept secret around? Italy has successfully fought off mounting pressure from campaigners to redefine marriage in the nation.

Last week same-sex marriage was rejected by the Italy’s highest appeals court. But don’t be surprised if you missed the news as there was very little coverage in the press.

The top court, known as the Cassation Court, justified its decision by maintaining that there was nothing in the country’s constitution to require the Government to redefine marriage.

The judgment did however put forward the suggestion that gay couples should have “the right to a ‘protective’ law that would ensure same-sex couples have the same rights as unmarried Italian couples”.