VIDEO. VIDEO. Right-leaning elected officials opposed to the bill stood up and applauded in hemicycle to celebrate its defeat.
In Italy, homophobia and transphobia still have a bright future ahead of them… This is in any case the message that the right-wing senators seem to want to convey, who not only sank the bill, but celebrated the result. The hemicycle acclamated the outcome of the vote. Caterina Biti (leader of the Democrats within the Italian Senate) posted the footage on Twitter with the following message: “I want to vomit.
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The “Zan” law, named after MP Alessandro Zan of the Democratic Party (center-left) aimed to punish acts of discrimination and incitement to violence against gays, lesbians, transgender people and people with disabilities. .
During a secret vote called by far-right parties of League (FDI), the Upper House blocked its final adoption in Parliament. It was the Chamber of Deputies that adopted it last November.
It is illegal to present this bill in a revised form to the Senate for more than six months according to Italian parliamentary regulations. This project cannot be blocked. “A black page for democracy and rights. The Senate has decided to stay away from the real demands ”Alessandro Zan responded to this statement.
Critics of this law thought it was dangerous and would have made it difficult to express oneself. “Homosexual propaganda”Alessandro Zan rejected arguments from schools
The Vatican filed an unprecedented diplomatic complaint against the law in June. It claimed that it violated the Concordat, a bilateral treaty between Italy, and the Holy See.
The Vatican was especially concerned about the Homophobia Act’s potential prosecution of Catholics for supporting traditional heterosexual family structures.
Mario Draghi, head of the government, replied that Parliament was “Free”This issue is a matter for legislation, as Italy “Is a secular and not a denominational State”. It is especially sensitive in Italy, which is a traditional Catholic country and also has the Vatican on its territory.
According to a Demos & Pi poll, 62% of Italians support the Zan law.