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Italy passes bill to recognize same-sex unions

Italy approves recognition of same-sex unions

Italian Members of Parliament (MPs) have voted to recognize same-sex partnerships in that country.

Although not as inclusive as supporters would have liked, this historic vote establishes Italy as the final Western democracy to legalize same-sex unions despite overwhelming opposition from the Catholic Church.

Colombia legalizes gay marriage

Colombia's high court legalizes gay marriage.

Colombia has just legalized same-sex marriage.

The South American country follows Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and other Latin America territories in allowing men and women to join together in legal matrimony despite their genders.