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Italy Senate to OK Civil Unions, But LGBT Groups Unhappy

Italy's Senate is poised to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe takes a step to give some rights to gay couples after a bitter, years-long battle. Premier Matteo Renzi described the expected passage of the legislation on Thursday as ‘historic.’ But gay and lesbian groups denounced the watered-down legislation as a betrayal and lost opportunity since Renzi's Democratic Party sacrificed a provision allowing gay adoption in order to ensure...

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