• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Italy ranks #7 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(18%) No
Yes (74%)

History

Homosexual activity in Italy

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Current status
(since 1890)
Legal
No laws against homosexual relationships anywhere in Italy's Penal Code
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Same-sex marriage in Italy

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May 11, 2016–Aug 8, 2018
Civil unions
Gay marriage pending. Required legalization under EU ruling. Gay marriage just got legalized in Czech Republic. As well as same sex reconition reconginzed abroad.
Current status
(since May 11, 2016)
Civil unions
Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 369-193 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law.
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1942–May 12, 2016
Unrecognized
Some symbolic civil unions are recognized in select regions though no full and meaningful recognition is given.
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Right to change legal gender in Italy

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Current status
(since Jul 23, 2015)
Legal, surgery not required
A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
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Apr 14, 1982–Jul 23, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery is required
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Same-sex adoption in Italy

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Jan 1, 1967–Jul 13, 2018
Step-child adoption only
Since 2016. some courts have recognized foreign joint adoption. Gay adoption legalizing pending.
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Current status
(since 1967)
Illegal
The couple applying for adoption must be a married, different sex couple. Custody has been granted to a same-sex parent on the basis of the "child's best interest," but this is very rare.
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LGBT discrimination in Italy

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Current status
(since Jul 9, 2003)
Illegal in some contexts
Only discrimination in workplace banned.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Italy

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Jul 9, 2003–Jun 10, 2018
Sexual orientation only
According to ILGA.
Sources:
ILGA
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Current status
(since Jul 9, 2003)
Sexual orientation only
Discrimination protection is afforded on the grounds of sexual orientation
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LGBT housing discrimination in Italy

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Jul 9, 2003–Jul 20, 2018
Varies by Region
only for sexual orientation.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
(since Jul 9, 2003)
No protections
Currently, only employment discrimination is in place.
Added by vviet93  ·  6 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Italy

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Current status
(since Dec 22, 1947)
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Italy

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent: 14
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Blood donations by MSMs in Italy

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Jan 1, 2001–Mar 17, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Until Jan 1, 2000
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Italian Health Minister Umberto Veronesi lifted the gay blood ban in 2001.
Added by Simo  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
Ambiguous
Ban on people who had "risky sexual behaviors". (Some cases occured of people being unable to donate just because of their homosexuality)
Added by leomorello  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Italy

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Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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