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Italy Debates Rights for Unmarried Couples

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Italy Debates Rights for Unmarried Couples

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Italy Debates Rights for Unmarried Couples

Italy Debates Rights for Unmarried Couples

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The Italian political scene is in turmoil over a proposal to grant unmarried couples, heterosexual and homosexual, legal recognition. The proposal stops short of allowing gay marriage.

But it would include pension and inheritance rights, joint medical insurance and the right to visit partners in a hospital or prison.