Entry #803: Homosexual activity in Vatican City

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RegionVatican City
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start Date1929
End Datenow
DescriptionThe laws are based on the Italian Penal Code of 1929 (the time of the founding of the sovereignty of Vatican City). There are no criminal laws against non-commercial, private, adult and consensual same-sex sexual activity. On October 13, 2014, the Vatican released a report that summarizes ongoing discussions about family issues among the top Catholic clergy. Totally unexpected, they moved the LGBT community across the world by showing a positive attitude towards the homosexuals. Though no decisions were announced, the clergy seemed keen to let the society reap the benefits of cohabitation and civil unions.
SourcesArt. 4 [old version] Art. 3 Legge sulle fonti del diritto, N.II., 7. Juni 1929 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/vatican-gay-partnerships-cohabitation-positive-article-1.1972754


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NoteThe laws are based on the Italian Penal Code of 1929 (the time of the founding of the sovereignty of Vatican City). There are no criminal laws against non-commercial, private, adult and consensual same-sex sexual activity. On October 13, 2014, the Vatican City released a report that summarizes ongoing discussions about family issues among the top Catholic clergy. Totally unexpected, they moved the LGBT community across the world by showing a positive attitude towards the homosexuals. Though no decisions were announced, the clergy seemed keen to let the society reap the benefits of cohabitation and civil unions.The laws are based on the Italian Penal Code of 1929 (the time of the founding of the sovereignty of Vatican City). There are no criminal laws against non-commercial, private, adult and consensual same-sex sexual activity. On October 13, 2014, the Vatican released a report that summarizes ongoing discussions about family issues among the top Catholic clergy. Totally unexpected, they moved the LGBT community across the world by showing a positive attitude towards the homosexuals. Though no decisions were announced, the clergy seemed keen to let the society reap the benefits of cohabitation and civil unions.

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteThe laws are based on the Italian Penal Code of 1929 (the time of the founding of the sovereignty of Vatican City). There are no criminal laws against non-commercial, private, adult and consensual same-sex sexual activity.The laws are based on the Italian Penal Code of 1929 (the time of the founding of the sovereignty of Vatican City). There are no criminal laws against non-commercial, private, adult and consensual same-sex sexual activity. On October 13, 2014, the Vatican City released a report that summarizes ongoing discussions about family issues among the top Catholic clergy. Totally unexpected, they moved the LGBT community across the world by showing a positive attitude towards the homosexuals. Though no decisions were announced, the clergy seemed keen to let the society reap the benefits of cohabitation and civil unions.
SourcesArt. 4 [old version] Art. 3 Legge sulle fonti del diritto, N.II., 7. Juni 1929Art. 4 [old version] Art. 3 Legge sulle fonti del diritto, N.II., 7. Juni 1929 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/vatican-gay-partnerships-cohabitation-positive-article-1.1972754

MatthewCarroll created this entry.