Court Orders Italy To Pay Same-Sex Couples, Says Keeping Marriage Illegal Violates Their Human Rights

Italy is violating human rights by denying three same-sex couples the right to the protection of a civil union, a European court decided Tuesday.

In the judgement of Oliari and Others v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights judged that the Italian government owes six men 5,000 euros each, plus compensation for expenses.

The ruling claimed that denying these three couples with a legal union is a “violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European...

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