Turin won't transcribe birth certificate of two-mum baby

Despite appeals court ruling in favor of lesbian couple

(ANSA) - Turin, January 7 - City officials in the Piedmontese capital have decline for the time being to transcribe the birth certificate of a baby born to a lesbian couple in Spain, official sources said Wednesday.
    The couple made up of a Spanish and an Italian national are both recognized as the child's mothers under Spanish law. They achieved the pregnancy through via artificial insemination with donor sperm.
    A Turin court of appeals granted their petition to have their child's birth certificate transcribed in Italy, a ruling that was hailed by openly gay Democratic Party (PD) Senator Sergio Lo Giudice. "Turin is making history," said Lo Giudice, who has a child with his husband, Michele Giarratano.
    "It is a great step forward in breaking down the paradoxes between different European countries and towards the recognition of gay parenting in our country". Turin city officials are awaiting further instructions from the prefect and the interior ministry, sources said.
    Interior Minister Angelino Alfano has said that local councils cannot transcribe birth certificates of children born to same sex couples.


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