Vote on Italy’s anti-homophobia bill likely to be postponed

After over 1,000 amendments to Italy’s controversial anti-homophobia bill were proposed last week, a vote on whether to pass the legislation, which has met unprecedented criticism from the Vatican, has been delayed and will likely be postponed until after the summer vacation. After surviving some significant legal hurdles despite widespread opposition, the bill was smacked with a staggering 1,000 proposed amendments a senate discussion last week, and there is doubt as to whether lawmakers will be able to finish debating the bill. During last week’s session, Italy’s far right Lega party proposed 700 of the 1,000 amendments, with the rest coming from other rightwing parties such as Forza Italia, and Fratelli d’Italia, as well as the Unione dei Democratici Cristiani e di Centro party.

Vote on Italy’s anti-homophobia bill likely to be postponed

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