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Italy Debates Legislation on Civil Unions

Unlike most EU countries, Italy does not recognize gay civil unions or same sex marriage. Italy’s Prime Minister has vowed to pass legislation recognizing gay civil unions and parliament is set to vote on the bill later this week. The debate around the legislation has been a contentious one, creating divisions even within political parties. One of the most divisive aspects of the bill is a provision which would allow gay couples to adopt. Barbie Latza Nadeau, Italy bureau chief for The Daily Beast, joins us to discuss the debate around marriage equality in Italy. Guest: Barbie Latza Nadeau is Italy bureau chief for The Daily Beast.

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