Italy’s Highest Court: No Gay Marriage

And so much for that: Italy’s highest court rejected appeals by three same-sex couples whose marriage filings were refused by local officials, a setback to gay advocates. The Constitutional Court judged the requests related to gay unions ‘not admissible’ and ‘unfounded,’ according to an e- mailed statement today. Courts in the northern cities of Trento and Venice had asked the court in Rome to rule on the matter. The motivation for the decision will be published in coming days. Italy is one of the few western European countries without legislation on same-sex couples.” [Bloomberg]