Rome mayor says pro-gay ruling should push parliament

Marino expects premier to take up gay family rights

(ANSA) - Rome, March 9 - The mayor of Rome on Monday said a pro-gay court ruling should spur parliament to pass legislation in favor of granting new family rights to same-sex couples. Ignazio Marino was reacting to a Lazio administrative court (TAR) decision to rule in favor of gay plaintiffs that prefects do not have the authority to annul the transcription in Italy of gay marriages performed abroad.
    "All this must be interpreted as a greater stimulus to parliament; but there I am certain that the prime minister (Matteo) Renzi - as he has said on various occasions - will himself solicit a careful legislative process to fill the vacuum that in Europe exists only in Greece and Italy," said Marino.
   

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