Gay MP appeals to EU for same-sex marriage recognition
PD member married partner in Germany last year14 February, 15:18
Concia, gay spokesperson for the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), exchanged vows with Ricarda Trautmann, a German criminologist, last August in Frankfurt.
The couple filed a request in Rome's civil court last October to ask for their same-sex marriage contract to be legally recognized.
Concia came out in 2002 after working for the PD for several years.
She became an MP in 2008 and has become a prominent activist for equal rights for gays and hate-crime laws against gay-bashing.