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Italy Battle Over Gay Civil Unions Heads For The Streets

(AFP) – Italy’s battle over legalising same-sex civil unions is about to get heated, with supporters and opponents ready to take to the streets as lawmakers address the deeply divisive issue. Italy is the only major Western European country not

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High Court to Hear Feminists’ Challenge For Straight Civil Partnerships

Today the UK’s High Court will hear a challenge against the ban on members of the opposite sex entering into civil partnerships from a heterosexual couple who describe themselves as feminists that reject traditional, “patriarchal” marriage. The couple in question, London-based academics Charles Keidan

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Greece Allows Civil Partnership For Same-Sex Couples

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece late on Tuesday enacted a human-rights’ bill which allows civil partnership agreements between same-sex couples despite protests and opposition from political parties and the powerful Orthodox Church. A growing number of European countries have established legislation

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Lesbians Twice as Likely as Gay Men to Dissolve Civil Partnerships

Lesbian couples are twice as likely to end civil partnerships as gay men, new research has revealed. The research, by a firm of lawyers, analysed the outcomes of nearly 60,000 civil partnerships, and confirms previous similar findings by the government.