Although a historic step for LGBTI rights in Italy, the new civil unions law is being strongly criticized for not including critical elements such as stepchild adoption rights.
Two women who got married in Portugal submitted an appeal to the Court of Rome against the decision of the city's administrative office to refuse to transcribe their union. However, the Court of Rome's recent decision...
Italy still lags behind Northern and Western European countries when it comes to equality for homosexual people and parental rights for gay couples, and this does not appear to be changing in the near future.
Big Italian and international brands decided to publicly take a stand in favor of LGBT rights ahead of the government's debate on civil unions.
Supporters of same-sex partnerships in Lithuania hope a historic Strasbourg decision will help push Lithuania to join the many EU countries that give this legal protection to same-sex couples.
None of the parliamentary parties in Bulgaria since 1989 has ever supported an official policy towards legalization of same-sex civil unions.
Ireland will go to the polls on May 22 to vote on opening up marriage rights to same-sex couples. If the vote passes, Ireland will be the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by a popular vote.