Probe opened of Bologna council transcribing gay weddings

Flying squad raids council offices for documents

(ANSA) Bologna, January 22 - The public prosecutor's office opened an inquiry Thursday into Bologna council officials transcribing same-sex marriage ceremonies performed abroad, officials said.
    The inquiry was opened after a member of the public filed a complaint. Police flying squad officers raided the offices of Bologna town hall to obtain documents relevant to the investigation.
    Bologna Mayor Virgino Merola had vowed to disobey instructions from Interior Minister Angelino Alfano forbidding local councils from transcribing into local wedding registers details of same sex marriages performed outside Italy.
    Similar probes have been opened in other Italian cities.
   

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