Thousands protest Italy plan to permit gay unions, adoptions

January 30, 2016 2:23 PM

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ROME — Thousands of people opposed to gay rights are gathering in Rome’s Circus Maximus to protest against legislation that would permit marriage-style unions for same-sex couples and grant them legal recognition as families.

Massimo Gandolfini, organizer of Saturday’s “Family Day” protest, told Sky Tg24: “Italy is one of the few western countries that is still resisting this deviation.”

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