Hundreds of thousands demonstrate in Rome against same-sex unions and inclusive education curricula
- As PM Matteo Renzi attempts to move a same-sex civil union bill through Parliament, the rally overflowed from San Giovanni square, which can accommodate around 300,000 people.
- Claiming defense of children, the protesters demonstrated against same-sex unions and families and the inclusion of information about gender identity in school curricula.
- While a newspaper poll found approximately 51% of Italians support same-sex marriage, the continuing influence of the Catholic Church has made political progress slow.
“[Migrants’] problems ‘are an urgent issue which concerns us all. Those who take to the streets to talk of other things show they are living on another planet, and I would recommend leaving them on that planet alone.'”
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